Ontario Tree ID Quiz

By Frances K
Frances K, Learning and sharing knowledge
Frances, a versatile individual, has experience as a park ranger, an accomplished academic, and a published author, showcasing expertise in diverse fields and a commitment to lifelong learning and sharing knowledge.
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 4,021
, Learning and sharing knowledge
Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
Questions: 17 | Attempts: 4,033

SettingsSettingsSettings
Ontario Tree ID Quiz - Quiz

A reasonably difficult multiple-choice tree identification quiz of species found in Ontario


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The leaf on the flag. 

    • A.

      Mountain Maple

    • B.

      Sugar Maple

    • C.

      Norway Maple

    • D.

      Amur Maple

    Correct Answer
    B. Sugar Maple
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sugar Maple because it is known for its distinctive leaf shape, which is often used as a symbol on flags or emblems. The leaf of the Sugar Maple has five distinct lobes and is easily recognizable with its serrated edges. This tree is also highly valued for its sap, which is used to produce maple syrup.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Emergent conifer with five-needle clusters.

    • A.

      Tamarack

    • B.

      Jack Pine

    • C.

      White Spruce

    • D.

      White Pine

    Correct Answer
    D. White Pine
    Explanation
    White Pine is the correct answer because it is the only conifer among the options that has five-needle clusters. Tamarack and Jack Pine both have clusters with fewer needles, while White Spruce has clusters with four needles. Therefore, White Pine is the only option that fits the description of an emergent conifer with five-needle clusters.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    A member of the larch family. Has soft needles that turn yellow and fall in autumn. Has red berries.

    • A.

      Red Cedar

    • B.

      Tamarack

    • C.

      Dogwood

    • D.

      Hemlock

    Correct Answer
    B. Tamarack
    Explanation
    Tamarack is a member of the larch family and has soft needles that turn yellow and fall in autumn. It also has red berries. Therefore, Tamarack is the correct answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Rounded needles that only stick out to the sides of the twig. Bark has pustules of sap.

    • A.

      Fraser Fir

    • B.

      Balsam Fir

    • C.

      Black Spruce

    • D.

      Blue Spruce

    Correct Answer
    B. Balsam Fir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Balsam Fir because it is the only option that matches the description given. Balsam Fir has rounded needles that only stick out to the sides of the twig, and its bark has pustules of sap. Fraser Fir, Black Spruce, and Blue Spruce do not have these specific characteristics.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    The widest type of maple leaf. This tree also comes in a dark purple variety, commonly planted in yards.

    • A.

      Norway Maple

    • B.

      Red Maple

    • C.

      Mountain Maple

    • D.

      Amur Maple

    Correct Answer
    A. Norway Maple
    Explanation
    The given description states that the widest type of maple leaf is being referred to. It also mentions that this tree comes in a dark purple variety commonly planted in yards. The correct answer is Norway Maple because it is known for having wide leaves and it does have a dark purple variety commonly planted in yards.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    A pretty tree native to Europe with patchy bark, maple-like leaves and lychee-like fruit.

    • A.

      Sycamore

    • B.

      Butternut

    • C.

      Mountain Maple

    • D.

      Eucalyptus

    Correct Answer
    A. Sycamore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sycamore because it is a pretty tree native to Europe with patchy bark, maple-like leaves, and lychee-like fruit.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    The bark of this tree always reminded me of puzzle-pieces. Needles are in clusters of two. 

    • A.

      Eastern White Cedar

    • B.

      Red Pine

    • C.

      Black Spruce

    • D.

      Scots Pine

    Correct Answer
    B. Red Pine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Red Pine because it is the only tree mentioned in the options that has needles in clusters of two. The description of the bark resembling puzzle-pieces does not provide enough information to determine the correct answer, but the clue about the needle clusters narrows it down to Red Pine.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Not as famous as its cousin, this tree also lives near water and has narrow, pointed leaves. The bark on this species is deeply grooved. 

    • A.

      Weeping Willow

    • B.

      Mountain Ash

    • C.

      Cracked Willow

    • D.

      Butternut

    Correct Answer
    C. Cracked Willow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cracked Willow. The description mentions that this tree is not as famous as its cousin, which suggests that it is a lesser-known tree. It also states that the tree lives near water and has narrow, pointed leaves, which are characteristics of the Cracked Willow. Additionally, the mention of deeply grooved bark matches the bark of the Cracked Willow.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    A signature of this species is the orange of the upper branches. It was originally from Europe.

    • A.

      Hemlock

    • B.

      Jack Pine

    • C.

      Scots Pine

    • D.

      Black Spruce

    Correct Answer
    C. Scots Pine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Scots Pine because this species is known for its orange upper branches. Additionally, it is originally from Europe.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    A flat needled conifer that can be distinguished from Hemlock by the alternating high and low needles.

    • A.

      Fraser Fir

    • B.

      Balsam Fir

    • C.

      Yew

    Correct Answer
    A. Fraser Fir
    Explanation
    Fraser Fir can be distinguished from Hemlock by the alternating high and low needles. This means that the needles on the Fraser Fir are arranged in a pattern where some are higher up on the branch while others are lower down, creating a distinct look. This characteristic sets it apart from Hemlock, as well as from Balsam Fir and Yew which do not have this alternating needle arrangement. Therefore, Fraser Fir is the correct answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

     

    • A.

      Ash

    • B.

      Oak

    • C.

      Cedar

    • D.

      Balsam Fir

    Correct Answer
    C. Cedar
    Explanation
    Cedar is the correct answer because it is a type of tree, while the other options (Ash, Oak, and Balsam Fir) are also types of trees, Cedar is the only one that is commonly associated with a distinct smell and is often used for its aromatic properties in products like cedarwood oil and cedar chests.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    The bark has a metallic look to it and the twigs taste like wintergreen! 

    • A.

      White/Paper/Silver Birch

    • B.

      Yellow Birch

    • C.

      Chestnut

    • D.

      Linden

    Correct Answer
    B. Yellow Birch
    Explanation
    The given description of the bark having a metallic look and the twigs tasting like wintergreen suggests that the correct answer is Yellow Birch. Yellow Birch is known for its distinctive bark that appears metallic and its twigs have a wintergreen flavor.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    A common native spruce tree; often bushy and the classic Christmas-tree shape.

    • A.

      Black Spruce

    • B.

      White Spruce

    • C.

      Blue Spruce

    Correct Answer
    B. White Spruce
    Explanation
    The given description mentions that the tree is often bushy and has the classic Christmas-tree shape. Among the options provided, the White Spruce fits this description the best. It is a common native spruce tree that is known for its bushy and dense growth habit, as well as its conical shape, which makes it a popular choice as a Christmas tree. Therefore, the correct answer is White Spruce.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Name the family:

    • A.

      Maple

    • B.

      Ash

    • C.

      Linden

    • D.

      Poplar

    Correct Answer
    A. Maple
    Explanation
    The Manitoba Maple is the one maple lacking a resemblance to the classic maple leaf shape.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    The leaves of this tree group have pale undersides and make a lot of noise in the wind.

    • A.

      Birch

    • B.

      Aspen/Poplar

    • C.

      Linden

    • D.

      Butternut

    Correct Answer
    B. Aspen/Poplar
    Explanation
    Aspen/Poplar is the correct answer because these trees are known for having leaves with pale undersides and they also make a distinctive rustling sound when the wind blows through them. Birch trees also have pale undersides but they do not make as much noise in the wind as Aspen/Poplar trees. Linden and Butternut trees do not have pale undersides and are not known for making noise in the wind.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    And an easy one to finish, just in case anyone is feeling discouraged:

    • A.

      Poplar

    • B.

      Willow

    • C.

      Oak

    • D.

      Cherry

    Correct Answer
    C. Oak
    Explanation
    The given words, Poplar, Willow, Oak, and Cherry, are all types of trees. Oak is the correct answer because it is the only word that represents a type of tree. Poplar, Willow, and Cherry are also types of trees, but Oak is the only one that fits the category.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    • A.

      Mountain Ash

    • B.

      Horse Chestnut

    • C.

      Butternut

    • D.

      Black Cherry

    Correct Answer
    B. Horse Chestnut
Frances K |Learning and sharing knowledge |
Frances, a versatile individual, has experience as a park ranger, an accomplished academic, and a published author, showcasing expertise in diverse fields and a commitment to lifelong learning and sharing knowledge.
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.