Megalodon Quiz

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Megalodon

 

Take the Megalodon Quiz and discover interesting facts about the largest shark to have ever existed.

Megalodon
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True or False?

1. Megalodons could grow as heavy as the weight of 18 adult male African elephants combined.

 True

 False

 

2. Although long and heavy, megalodons had tiny and fragile teeth.

 True

 False

 

3. There are still megalodons lurking in the murky depths of our oceans today.

 True

 False

 

4. Megalodons preferred warmer temperatures.

 True

 False

 

5. Paleontologists uncovered interesting facts about megalodon because of unearthed fossilized megalodon teeth.

 True

 False

 

6. Megalodon was the largest carnivorous fish that ever existed on earth.

 True

 False

 

7. Fossilized megalodon teeth can only be found in Africa.

 True

 False

 

8. The megalodon’s bite was ten times stronger than a great white shark’s bite.

 True

 False

 

9. Megalodons ate seals, dolphins and smaller sharks but they never liked the taste of whales.

 True

 False

 

10. Great white sharks definitely shared the same lineage as Megalodons.

 True

 False


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Answers to Megalodon Quiz:

1. True.
2. False. Megalodons were also known as “megatooth sharks” because they have five rows of over 270 long, big and sharp teeth.
3. False. It’s pretty unlikely that they’re still around because they became extinct 2-3 million years ago.
4. True.
5. True.
6. True.
7. False. Scientists have studied megalodon teeth that were found in Africa, Australia, North and South America, Japan, India and Europe.
8. True.
9. False. Megalodons were whale killers that fed on sperm whales, fin whales, humpbacks and even blue whales.
10. False. To date, it is still not confirmed whether megalodons belong to the Carcharadon genus (same genus of great white shark) or to Carcharocles (giant sharks’ genus classification).

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