People love mushrooms not only because they are nutritious and delicious, but also due to their cute appearances. Let’s take a look at the following 33 mushroom quiz questions and answers to see how much you know about them.
Mushroom Quiz Questions And Answers
1. Which video game is mainly set in a fictional principality called the Mushroom Kingdom?
B. Super Mario
C. Sonic the Hedgehog
2. Which of the following is a common type of mushroom in grocery stores?
A. Crab mushrooms
B. Lobster mushrooms
C. Oyster mushrooms
3. What is the most cultivated type of mushroom around the world?
A. White mushrooms
B. Brown mushrooms
C. Black mushrooms
4. Which of the following facts is true about mushrooms?
A. They are a kind of vegetables
B. They are a kind of fungus
C. They are a kind of animals
5. Which of the following words is synonymous with “mushroom”?
6. What is the other name for magic mushrooms?
7. What may happen when you eat magic mushrooms?
C. Mood changes
8. When does the life cycle of mushrooms start?
A. When fully-grown mushrooms produce spores
B. When fully-grown mushrooms develop flowers
C. When mushrooms take root
9. What do we call a scientist who specialises in studying mushrooms?
10. How do mushrooms get the necessary nutrition for growth?
A. They use sunlight to produce food
B. They can grow without nutrition
C. They absorb organic matter from the surrounding environment
11. Which of the following organisms is in the same family as mushrooms?
12. The ghost mushroom is a bioluminescent fungus that releases a soft glow in which colour at night?
13. Which of the following is one of the deadliest types of mushrooms in the world?
A. Death cap
B. Death hat
C. Death top
14. Where do mushrooms typically grow?
A. Under the ground
B. On the ground
C. On the water
15. Which of the following terms refers to the head of a mushroom?
A. Flowering body
B. Growing body
C. Fruiting body
16. Which tasty soup from Japan typically consists of mushrooms in the ingredient list?
17. Oyster mushrooms tend to grow in which kind of weather?
A. Hot weather
B. Cold weather
C. Dry weather
18. Where can we typically find bracket-shaped mushrooms, which grow like shelves?
A. On dying or dead logs and trees
B. Close to water bodies
C. On rock surfaces
19. Fly agaric, also known as amanita muscaria, is the most iconic and recognisable type of mushroom in popular culture. How does it look?
A. A red cap with white spots
B. A tunnel-shaped cap with black dots
C. A white cap in a dome shape
20. What is the typical colour of the swamp beacon’s cap, which tends to grow in wet areas in groups?
21. Which shape do devil’s finger mushrooms typically have?
A. A cup
B. A ball
C. A star
22. Which country is currently the largest producer of edible mushrooms in the world?
A. The United States
23. The size of a giant puffball mushroom may reach that of which animal?
A. A chicken
B. A sheep
C. An elephant
24. Yellow stagshorn mushrooms, which have brightly yellow or orange bodies, look like which ocean animal?
25. How do mushrooms typically reproduce?
A. Via pollination
B. Via spores
C. Via clones
26. Which popular comic series depict a fictional group of small, blue creatures who live in the forest in mushroom-shaped houses?
A. The Smurfs
B. Spirou and Fantasio
27. What did the Ancient Egyptians think about the mushrooms?
A. Plants of immortality
B. Plants of death
C. Plants of glory
28. What does the name “maitake mushroom” mean in Japanese?
A. Sleeping mushroom
B. Dancing mushroom
C. Running mushroom
29. Which European country is the largest exporter of mushrooms in the world?
30. What does the word “mushrooming” mean?
A. The activity of cooking mushrooms
B. The activity of selling mushrooms
C. The activity of collecting mushrooms
31. In the 1865 novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, what happens to Alice when she eats magical mushrooms?
A. She becomes older
B. Her body size changes
C. She becomes invisible
32. Which component accounts for approximately 90 per cent of mushrooms?
33. Which of the following was NOT a common application of mushrooms in the past?
B. Medicinal uses
C. Mushroom dyes
What do you think about these mushroom quiz questions and answers? We hope you learn some interesting facts and enjoy your time. For more challenges on the same topic, check out the following plant quiz.