World’s Most Dangerous Animals Quiz

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Can you keep yourself safe from animal attack? Take this quiz and see if you know which dangerous animals to avoid.

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True or False?

1. Male and female mosquitoes feed on blood.

 True

 False

 

2. Six hundred species of snake possess highly toxic venom.

 True

 False

 

3. All 480 shark species are considered dangerous to humans.

 True

 False

 

4. Hippos, although big and strong, are herbivores and do not pose any threat to humans.

 True

 False

 

5. The Nile crocodile and saltwater crocodile are responsible for most reported and unrecorded crocodile attacks.

 True

 False

 

6. In Australia, the box jellyfish is responsible for more deaths than sharks, crocodiles and snakes combined.

 True

 False

 

7. Cone snails have potent venom that can be fatal.

 True

 False

 

8. Tsetse flies transmit parasites that induce sleeping sickness in humans.

 True

 False

 

9. Komodo dragons are just big lizards. There’s nothing scary about them.

 True

 False

 

10. The most ferocious man-eating lions are the prides of Njombe, Tanzania and Tsavo, Kenya.

 True

 False




Answers to World’s Most Dangerous Animals Quiz:

1. False. Only female mosquitoes bite. Male mosquitoes feed on nectar.
2. True.
3. False. Only about twenty species are dangerous to humans and only four species account for most of the shark attacks recorded. These are the great whites, tiger sharks, bull sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks.
4. False. While they do not really hunt humans for food, they are aggressive and territorial. When in a bad mood, hippos are capable of capsizing a boat, drowning humans or cutting people in half.
5. True.
6. True.
7. True.
8. True.
9. False. It is the world’s largest lizard, growing up to 10 feet (3 meters) long. It is an agile predator capable of climbing trees and outrunning any human. Its teeth are large, serrated and curved, and can tear flesh effortlessly.
10. True.

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