How Much You Know Sharks? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How long are great white sharks?

    • A.

      9- 12 feet

    • B.

      6 - 9 feet

    • C.

      3- 6 feet

    • D.

      15 -20 feet

    Correct Answer
    D. 15 -20 feet
    Explanation
    Great white sharks are one of the largest predatory fish in the ocean. On average, adult great white sharks typically measure from 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6.1 meters) in length.

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  • 2. 

    What is the diet of a white shark?

    • A.

      Dolphins

    • B.

      Porpoises

    • C.

      Seals

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    White sharks prefer to dine on fish, dolphins, porpoises, whale carcasses, seals, sea lions, and the occasional sea turtle.

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  • 3. 

    The last documented report of a shark attacking a human in Massachusetts water happened in:

    • A.

      1901

    • B.

      1915

    • C.

      1936

    • D.

      1951

    Correct Answer
    C. 1936
    Explanation
    The last great white shark attack near the Cape was in 1936 in Buzzards Bay.

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  • 4. 

    The great white shark is the world's largest known predatory fish.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the great white shark is indeed the largest known predatory fish in the world. It can grow up to 20 feet in length and weigh over 5,000 pounds. With its powerful jaws and sharp teeth, it is an apex predator that feeds on a variety of marine animals. Its size and hunting abilities make it an incredibly formidable and efficient predator in the ocean.

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  • 5. 

    Humans are not healthy for great white sharks to eat for what reason?

    • A.

      Low ratio of bone to muscle fat

    • B.

      Not enough protein and fiber

    • C.

      High ratio of bone to muscle fat

    • D.

      Too much protein and fiber

    Correct Answer
    C. High ratio of bone to muscle fat
    Explanation
    Humans are not healthy for great white sharks to eat because the sharks' digestion is too slow to cope with the human body's high ratio of bone to muscle and fat.

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  • 6. 

    The bull shark swims in both salt and freshwater.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bull sharks are unique among sharks because they are able to tolerate and swim in both saltwater and freshwater environments. They have a special adaptation that allows them to regulate the salinity of their body fluids, enabling them to move between different types of water. This ability makes bull sharks highly adaptable and allows them to inhabit a wide range of habitats, including rivers, estuaries, and even lakes. Therefore, the statement that bull sharks swim in both salt and freshwater is true.

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  • 7. 

    The bull shark swims in both salt and freshwater.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    True. The bull shark, known for its ability to tolerate a wide range of salinity, can be found in both saltwater and freshwater environments, including rivers and estuaries. This adaptability allows it to inhabit diverse habitats and makes it unique among shark species.

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  • 8. 

    What "gentle giants" eat only plankton?

    • A.

      Basking shark

    • B.

      Whale shark

    • C.

      Megamouth shark

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    These huge sharks eat plankton, a tiny shrimp-like creature found in the ocean.

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  • 9. 

    What are baby sharks called?

    • A.

      Calf

    • B.

      Pup

    • C.

      Doe

    • D.

      Lamb

    Correct Answer
    B. Pup
    Explanation
    Baby sharks are called pups.

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  • 10. 

    Can you name one of a shark's special senses?

    • A.

      Feel vibrations in the water

    • B.

      Feel the electrical field coming from its prey

    • C.

      See better in the water with mirror-like layer in their eyes

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    Sharks have several special senses that give them a unique advantage in their aquatic environment. They can feel vibrations in the water, allowing them to detect the movement of potential prey or predators. Additionally, sharks have the ability to sense the electrical fields produced by their prey, helping them locate and capture their food. Furthermore, sharks have a mirror-like layer in their eyes called the tapetum lucidum, which enhances their vision and allows them to see better in the water. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above" as it encompasses all the mentioned special senses of sharks.

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  • 11. 

    How heavy is a great white shark?

    • A.

      2,000 pounds

    • B.

      3,000 pounds

    • C.

      4,000 pounds

    • D.

      5,000 pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. 3,000 pounds
    Explanation
    A great white shark can weigh up to 3,000 pounds. These sharks are known for their large size and can grow to be over 20 feet long. They have a robust and muscular body, which contributes to their weight. Their diet consists mainly of seals and sea lions, which require a strong and powerful body to catch and consume. The weight of a great white shark can vary depending on factors such as age, sex, and overall health, but 3,000 pounds is a common average weight for an adult great white shark.

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  • 12. 

    What can a great white do that most sharks can't?

    • A.

      Leap out of the water

    • B.

      Eat perfectly round chunks out of whales and dolphins

    • C.

      Live in very deep water

    • D.

      Lift its head out of water

    Correct Answer
    D. Lift its head out of water
    Explanation
    Great white sharks have the ability to lift their heads out of the water, which is a unique characteristic not found in most other shark species. This allows them to have a better view of their surroundings and potential prey, as well as enabling them to interact with objects above the water's surface. This ability is due to their powerful muscles and flexible neck, which gives them more mobility compared to other sharks.

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