The Ultimate Nature Quiz

How well do you know our planet? From forests and oceans to animal species and the environment, test your nature knowledge. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some scientific quizzing.

Round 1 – Natural Phenomena

1 – How are earthquakes measured?

2 – Volcanoes can produce lightning – True or False?

3 – What is the official name of the northern lights?

4 – What is the name for cloud that touches the ground?

5 – What are measured with the Fujita Scale?

6 – Which body of water is around 34% salt and virtually impossible to swim in?

7 – What is the only ‘living’ organism that can be viewed from space?

8 – What has a nucleus, a coma, a dust tail and an ion tail?

9 – Long periods without rain are called what?

10 – What happens when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth?

Round 2 – Water

1 – What causes oceans to glow?

2 – Which is the largest ocean in the world?

3 – How much of Earth’s surface is covered in water – 30%, 50% or 70%?

4 – Which waterfall is the world’s tallest (on land)?

5 – Which body of water, located in Yorkshire is considered the most deadly stretch of water in the world?

6 – In which Ocean would you find ‘the Bermuda Triangle’?

7 – What is the chemical compound for water?

8 – What is the name for a catastrophic ocean wave?

9 – What is the name for large bodies of water that are surrounded by land?

10 – Which is the longest river in the world?

Round 3 – Trees & Plants

1 – Is Aloe Vera a plant, tree or herb?

2 – Deciduous trees do not lose their leaves in winter – True or False?

3 – What tree grows conkers?

4  – Poison ivy isn’t really poisonous – True or False?

5 – What are male parts of a flower called?

6 – What are female parts of a flower called?

7 – What type of tree is a traditional Christmas tree?

8 – Name the miniature trees that originated in China & Japan?

9 – Which carnivorous plant featured in the film ‘Little Shop of horrors’?

10 – Which group of trees have pine cones?

Round 4 – Animals & Insects

1 – What is the name for the fear of Animals?

2 – What is the fastest flying bird in the world?

3 – How many eyes do (most species) of Caterpillar have?

4 – Which insects were the first living creatures to be sent to space?

5 – What is the name for the fear of Insects?

6 – What is the male of a peafowl called?

7 – Which are the only mammals that can fly?

8 – Which animal never sleeps?

9 – What is the fastest land animal in the world?

10 – What body part do Butterflies use to taste things?

Round 5 – Under the Sea

1 – What is the world’s largest fish?

2 – How many hearts does an Octopus have?

3 – Where is a shrimp’s heart located?

4 – Which animal has the largest brain?

5 – Which fish can be lethally poisonous if not prepared properly?

6 – Which fish produces caviar?

7 – What is the most expensive fish ever sold?

8 – What is a group of dolphins called?

9 – Which underwater creatures are the only animal where the male gives birth?

10 – What is the largest crustacean in the world?




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