Great White Shark Quiz

Great White Shark Quiz

Great White Sharks The Facts – What do you know? Test your knowledge of one of the most incredible predators in the world with this quick quiz.

(Discover more facts about Great White Sharks here: 10 Facts About Great White Sharks)

 

Great white shark




True or False?

1. Great whites are the largest sharks in the world.

 True

 False

2. They go through more than 1000 teeth in their lifetime.

 True

 False

3. Great whites are boneless.

 True

 False

4. They can smell a single drop of blood in a billion drops of water.

 True

 False

5. Great whites have a sense we don’t – electroreception – the ability to sense electricity.

 True

 False

6. Great whites can’t blink – they have no eyelids.

 True

 False

7. They stare at their prey right up to and including the moment of impact.

 True

 False

8. They spy-hop like killer whales, lifting their heads above the water’s surface and having a good look around.

 True

 False

9. Great whites don’t actually have to keep moving to stay alive.

 True

 False

10. Great white sharks are the shark responsible for the most attacks on humans.

 True

 False




Answers to the Great White Shark Quiz:

1. False. Whale sharks are the largest sharks in the world.
2. True.
3. True. Their skeleton is made of cartilage.
4. True.
5. True.
6. True.
7. False. They roll their eyes back in their head to avoid injury to their eyes when attacking.
8. True.
9. False. They must keep moving as they breathe by a process called ram ventilation. As they swim along, the water “rams” into their mouths, and they let it out through their gill slits, this extracts the oxygen they need.
10. True, however… According to the records, the great white shark has attacked 279 humans without provocation in the past 400 years and killed just 78 of them.

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