Whale Sharks Quiz

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Test your whale shark knowledge. Learn more about the gentle giant shark through this quiz.

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Whale shark from Taiwan in the Georgia Aquarium by Zac Wolf (original), Stefan (cropping) cc2.5




True or False?

1. Killer whales, given the chance, would prefer to eat other kinds of sharks than eat whale sharks.

 True

 False

2. Whale sharks may give rides to divers.

 True

 False

3. Given their gentle nature, whale sharks enjoy swimming with other sharks and sea creatures.

 True

 False

4. Whale sharks often collide with boats because they love swimming close to the surface.

 True

 False

5. Female whale sharks develop eggs that hatch inside their body so the young are born fully developed.

 True

 False

6. Whale sharks will drown if they stop moving.

 True

 False

7. Each whale shark has a unique pattern of stripes and spots, just like humans’ fingerprints.

 True

 False

8. A whale shark can open its mouth up to 1.5 meters wide.

 True

 False

9. Whale sharks eat by swallowing the prey whole.

 True

 False

10. The whale shark is the largest backboned animal that is not a mammal.

 True

 False




Answers to Whale Shark Quiz

1. True. Adult whale sharks have no predators except for killer whales although killer whales rarely prey on them.
2. True.
3. False. Although gentle and friendly, whale sharks are solitary creatures and do not swim with other sharks.
4. True.
5. True. Whale sharks are ovoviparous.
6. True.
7. True.
8. True.
9. False. Whale sharks are filter feeders.
10. True.

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