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  • SHARK QUIZ

    by Tim Brown


    Does it bite? In this test you will be asked to answer or guess at the answer to fifty questions. The first part tests your general knowledge of sharks. The second part tests how well you know the size of common sharks. The third part of the test assesses how well you know the shape of common shark families.

    You get one point for each correct answer. Click on the question mark beside the question to get the answer. After you've taken the quiz click on the "Score Quiz" button to get the very subjective Scuba! On-line assessment of your shark knowledge.

    General Knowledge (easy)

    Ten easy true or false questions to get you started:

    Q) All sharks are dangerous to people
    True False
    Answer
    Q) There are over 600 species of sharks
    True False
    Answer
    Q) Sharks have more bones than a most other fish
    True False
    Answer
    Q) The ratfish, a small Pacific shark, is safe to handle
    True False
    Answer
    Q) Sharks are great at maintaining neutral buoyancy
    True False
    Answer
    Q) There are probably sharks close by when swimming in the ocean
    True False
    Answer
    Q) There are probably dangerous sharks close by when swimming in the ocean
    True False
    Answer
    Q) Divers face a greater risk of shark attack than swimmers
    True False
    Answer
    Q) Rays are considered part of the shark family
    True False
    Answer
    Q) Sharks often lose teeth while eating
    True False
    Answer


    Maximum Size (hard)

    A diver's mask things look bigger than they actually A small Caribbean reef shark looks like something out of a Jaws movie. In the following test guess the maximum size of these common sharks.

    Common Name

    Whale Shark
    Under 50 feet

    Over 50 feet
    Answer
    Basking Shark
    Under 50 feet

    Over 50 feet
    Answer
    Great White Shark
    Under 25 feet

    Over 25 feet
    Answer
    Shortfin Mako
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer
    Longfin Mako
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Porbeagle
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Thresher Shark
    Under 20 feet

    Over 20 feet
    Answer
    Bigeye Thresher
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer
    Tiger
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer
    Blue Shark
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer
    Dusky Shark
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Bull Shark
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer
    Blacktip Shark
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Soupfin Shark
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Sevengill Shark
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Leopard Shark
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Sandbar Shark
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Swell Shark
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Spinner Shark
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Pacific Angel Shark
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Horn Shark
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Smooth Dogfish
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Spiny Dogfish
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Nurse Shark
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Great Hammerhead
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer
    Scalloped Hammerhead
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer
    Smooth Hammerhead
    Under 10 feet

    Over 10 feet
    Answer
    Bonnethead
    Under 5 feet

    Over 5 feet
    Answer
    Sawfish
    Under 15 feet

    Over 15 feet
    Answer


    Shapes (harder)

    The members of the different shark families all have unique shapes. Some have more fins than others; some have pointed heads while others have blunt heads. Some have very distinctive shapes like the hammerhead and thresher shark. Others are not so easy to categorize; most people are surprised to learn the Great White's family.

    Shark Shape
    Requiem Shark

    Thresher Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Cow Shark

    Carpet Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Bullhead Shark

    Hammerhead
    Answer
    Tiger Shark

    Mackerel Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Whale Shark

    Requiem Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Whale Shark

    Bullhead Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Thresher Shark

    Mackerel Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Cow Shark

    Dogfish Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Bullhead Shark

    Carpet Shark
    Answer
    Shark Shape
    Dogfish Shark

    Tiger Shark
    Answer

    Final Question
    Did you enjoy taking the Shark Quiz? True False

    Thanks for taking the shark quiz. The more you know about sharks the safer you'll feel diving and the better you'll understand our delicate underwater ecosystem. Click the Score Quiz button to get the very subjective Skin Diver assessment of how well you did.

     
     


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