Octopus Quiz

Octopus Quiz

 

How well do you know the amazing eight-armed underwater creature? Take this Octopus Quiz and find out.

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True or False?

1. The plural of octopus is octopi.

 True

 False

 

2. The huge Pacific octopus is the biggest octopus in the world, but it is not big enough to eat sharks.

 True

 False

 

3. An octopus has eight hearts.

 True

 False

 

4. Octopus blood is blue.

 True

 False

 

5. An octopus can live up to 25 years.
 True

 False

 

6. An octopus’ brain is the same size as a bird’s.

 True

 False

 

7. A blue-ringed octopus’ bite is so deadly it can kill 26 humans within minutes.

 True

 False

 

8. The vampire squid is not a squid, but an octopus.

 True

 False

 

9. An octopus’ diet consists mostly of greens — seaweeds and more seaweeds.

 True

 False

 

10. Octopuses gather shiny objects as they travel across the ocean floor.

 True

 False




Answers to Octopus Quiz:

1. False. The Greek word oktōpous carries the Greek-word plural “octopuses”. Octopodes is also an acceptable plural form.
2. False. Pacific octopuses are so big that they can eat sharks and break a shark’s spine using their strong arms.
3. False. This sea creature has eight arms and three hearts.
4. True.
5. False. Octopuses actually die young and only live from one to five years.
6. True.
7. True.
8. True.
9. False. Octopuses break hard shells of crabs, prawns and mollusks using their strong beaks. Sometimes, they drill a hole in the shell to slurp the soft parts inside.
10. True. In fact, they arrange the shiny objects they collect to create an “octopus garden”.

1 COMMENT

  1. I would like to know more about their egg laying techniques , where how often, how do they care for them, and where do they lay their eggs?

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