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Nature Trivia Questions and Answers

Free nature trivia quiz questions with answers about Mother Nature


Mother Nature Trivia Questions and Answers
How many bacteria can be found in a typical cubic inch of garden soil--30 thousand, 30 million or 30 billion?
A: Thirty Billion.

What pets are a major cause of salmonella poisoning  if handled by humans?
A: Turtles.

What USA age group more than doubled in size between 1960 and 1990--under 25, over 645 or over 85?
A: Over 85.

What biblical figure was California's 4,700-year-old bristlecone pine tree named after?
A: Methuselah.

What insect does an isoopterpophobic homeowner fear?
A: The termite.

What deficiency disease did 19th-century scientists find could be avoided by avoiding polished rice?
A: Beriberi.

What animal travels at 25 mph under water but finds it easier to toboggan on its belly on land?
A: The penguin.


What color are emu eggs?
A: Green.

What will fall off of the Great Sphinx in 200 years due to pollution and erosion, according to scholar Chikaosa Tanimoto?
A: Its head.

What single-seeded drupe was the first fruit munched on the moon?
A: The peach.

What disorder's name is derived from the Greek for "without appetite"?
A: Anorexia's.

What creature's name was derived from French words meaning "spiny pig"?
A: The porcupine's.

What type of leaves were botanists shocked to find in the stuffing inside the mummified remains of Pharaoh Ramses II?
A: Tobacco leaves.

What distant planet circles the sun every 84 years?
A: Uranus.


What creature's fossilized leg bone did John Horner discover red blood cells in, in 1993?
A: A Tyrannosaurus rex's.

What are there 88 of in the night sky, according to the international Astronomical Union?
A: Constellations.

What nationally-observed day in the U.S. marks winter's midpoint?
A: Groundhog Day.

What tree family includes the largest and fastest-growing living thing on Earth?
A: The Sequoia.

What is the common name for the class Aves, which consists of over 8,500 living species?
A: Birds.

What can clear mucus from sinus passages faster than any other hot beverage, according to a 1978 Mount Sinai Medical Center study?
A: Chicken soup.

What's the most intelligent mammal after man?
A: The Chimpanzee.


What flatulent New Zealand creatures did geophysicist David Lowe say were contributing to the gradual warming of Earth's atmosphere?
A: Sheep.

How many parents are required in order to reproduce by parthenogenesis?
A: One.

What long-beaked bird needs 1,600 blossoms to get its daily diet of nectar?
A The hummingbird.

What nation is prowled by 60 percent of the world's tigers?
A: India.

What sea mammal's upper lip moves much like the trunk of an elephant?
A: The manatee's.

What type of glands are missing in pigs, who must wallow in mud to beat the heat?
A: Sweat glands.

What's the top apple-producing state in the U.S.?
A: Washington.


What bulb has been dubbed "the stinking rose"?
A: Garlic.

What now extinct fowl was originally named "disgusting bird" by its Dutch discoverers?
A: Dodo.

What creature has 98.4 percent of its DNA n common with humans?
A: The Chimpanzee.

What constellation must you aim a telescope at to view the Crab nebula?
A: Taurus.