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Shark Week Trivia

4.4
(29 votes)
9 questions
English
Not for Galeophobics! This quiz is all about sharks!
1

How many teeth does a great white shark have?

300

100

33

500

57% got this right

Some teeth are used for biting, but the rest of them are replacements for broken or lost teeth.
2

Approximately how many species of shark exist?

500

10,000

100

5,000

Hard  22% got this right

There are more than 500 species of sharks swimming in the world’s ocean.
3
48 random squares

Which shark is pink?

Goblin shark

Basking shark

Lemon shark

Whale shark

43% got this right

Goblin sharks are born almost white but darken with age. Their pink appearance is due to blood vessels under their skin.
4

What is the largest shark living in the ocean right now?

Whale shark

Blue shark

Great White shark

Megalodon

43% got this right

The Megalodon lived ~23 to 3.6 million years ago. It's comparable in size to a whale shark, which has much smaller teeth
5

How many bones do sharks have?

0

1,521

12

206

38% got this right

Instead of bone, shark skeletons are made out of cartilage.
6

What is unique about the bull shark?

It can survive in fresh water

It can walk on land

It's part bull

It's the fastest shark

50% got this right

Bull sharks have a unique ability to tolerate freshwater and saltwater habitats, earning the nickname "river sharks."
7

What is the smallest shark?

Dwarf lantern shark

Ground shark

Nurse shark

Shortfin mako shark

41% got this right

This shark has been spotted a few times at the northern tip of South America at depths between 928 and 1,440 feet.
8

Approximately how many humans are attacked by sharks each year?

Less than 100

1,000

250

520

44% got this right

91 people were bitten by sharks in 2023- 69 unprovoked, 22 provoked. About 5 people die due to these attacks each year.
9

Approximately how many sharks are killed by humans each year?

1
100
500
million

64% got this right

Approximately 100 million sharks are killed each year in fishing operations, primarily for shark fin soup.