Shark Trivia Quiz for Shark Week
If you’re obsessed with sharks or morbidly curious, brave the waters and sink your teeth into our Shark Trivia Quiz!
- What famous 1975 movie is the ultimate scary shark movie? Hint: It features a man-eating great white shark!
- What part of a shark’s body is a popular beach souvenir? A. Brains B. Teeth C. Heart D. Fin
- True or false? Like humans, sharks eat 3 meals a day.
- Which is NOT a type of shark? A. Great White Shark B. Angel Shark C. Reef Shark D. Chipmunk Shark
- What are baby sharks called? A. Sharklings B. Pups C. Pollywogs D. Kids
- Like vampires, sharks like this human substance. They can usually smell it from far away!
- If you see a shark swimming near you, you should: A. Make lots of big splashes to scare it away B. Punch it in the nose C. Quickly and calmly leave the water D. Take lots of pictures
- Name the movie based on the true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who survived a shark attack in Hawaii.
- A shark’s skeleton is not made of bone. Name the material it is made of. Hint: It is a rubbery material like on the tips of our nose and ears.
Shark Week Trivia Quiz Answers
- ANSWER: Jaws (rated PG)
- ANSWER: Teeth. Shark teeth are popular and cheap souvenirs. Sharks shed their teeth constantly. Once they fall to the ocean floor, they are covered with sand, and soak up sediments which change the tooth color from white to gray or brown. Many are made into necklaces.
- ANSWER: False! They eat whenever they find food, no matter when that is.
- ANSWER: The Chipmunk Shark is not a real type of shark. Although it does sound cute, doesn’t it?
- ANSWER: Pups. Sharks can have from 1–100 babies at a time depending on how they are born. There are 3 ways that sharks are born: 1) eggs are laid and hatch in the ocean, 2) eggs hatch inside the mother and then are born, 3) pups grow inside the mother (like humans).
- ANSWER: Blood
- ANSWER: Quickly and calmly leave the water. Don’t splash. Sharks are attracted to the activity. Don’t provoke it! Although, if you are already under attack by the shark, “playing dead” doesn’t work. Use an object (or your hands as a last resort) to deliver blows to its delicate eyes, gills, or snout.
- ANSWER: Soul Surfer (rated PG-13)
- ANSWER: Cartilage
There’s so much cool info out there on sharks. Personally, I am perfectly fine learning from the safety of my living room couch – not in the ocean! Are you a big fan of Shark Week? Drop a line in the Comments below!