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100 Nature Trivia Questions For Any Natural Genius

While many definitions exist, nature is broadly defined as Earth and its inhabitants in its natural state when undeveloped by humans. However, even in developed places such as New York City, there are examples of nature in Central Park and even in the house plants that people keep in their apartments.

While the world is busy with modern technology and the hustle culture, nature is a welcome reprieve. In a sense, we are part of nature itself as we come organically from the Earth. Whether you are looking inside yourself in meditation, visiting a local park in a metropolitan area, or visiting a rural forest, nature has endless fascinations and quirks to share. 

These nature questions and answers are sure to spark endless inspiration and test your knowledge of the most important resource we have on Earth: nature.

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What is the largest type of bear?

Black

Brown

Grizzly

Polar

Californian and Stellar’s are types of what?

Sea-lion

Dolphin

Seal

Walrus

Charles Darwin was known for his contributions to which theory?

Evolution

atom, chemistry,

Counter gravity

Gamma radiation

What is the name for a positive electrode?

Anode

Diode

Cathode

Niode

Both genders of which animal have antlers?

Moose

Reindeer

Wapiti

Elk

Chemist Joseph Priestley was the first to isolate which gas?

Helium

Ammonia

Nitrogen

Oxygen

Which of these is not a dinosaur?

Monkey

Tyrannosaurus rex

Triceratops

Stegosaurus

How long did it take Dr Johnson to produce the first dictionary?

14 years

24 years

19 years

9 years

How many bones does a cat have in it’s body?

230

28

100

150

What does GM stand for in food science?

German Management

Great Molecules

Genetically Modified

Green Made

Tensor is the moment of?

Intend

Interior

Inebriant

Inertia

What was the surname of James Clerk, who wrote ‘A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field’?

Maxwell

Anderson

Carter

Wilson

Marie Curie won her first Nobel Prize in which year?

1909

1918

1903

1899

Rooks are members of which animal family?

Buzzards

Sparrows

Eagles

Crows

How many cats did President Lincoln have in the White House?

4

17

0

1

By what more proper name is the Alsatian dog now known?

German Shepherd

Earthquake

Doberman

Pomeranian

A bird’s heart has how many chambers?

8

4

6

2

How long must an animal arriving in Britain from abroad spend in quarantine?

Twelve months

Two months

Six months

One month

A ‘Tiercel? is the name for which type of male bird?

Hawk

Sparrow

Hummingbird

Gull

How long can an ant queen live?

5 years

1 year

40 years

20 years

What fruit is said to have landed on Newton’s head and made him think about gravity?

Orange

Plum

Cherry

Apple

What science term means ‘producer of disease’?

Antigen

Hydrogen

Pathogen

Glycogen

What do Kepler’s Laws describe?

Planetary Motion

Geology

Radioactivity

Light Speed

The US Republican party has which animal as its symbol?

Donkey

Dog

Elephant

Giraffe

Chevre is a variety of French cheese made from which animal’s milk?

Ewe

Buffalo

Cow

Goat

Which chemical element has the symbol As?

Actinium

Antimony

Silver

Arsenic

Boas, anacondas and pythons are all a part of which family?

Sapient

Rattler

Constrictor

Venomastre

What is used to measure electric current?

Bars

Amps

Joules

Newtons

How many noble gases are there on the periodic table?

8

10

6

7

Caught on camera in Botswana in 2009, what color was the baby elephant that stood out from the herd?

Pink

Blue

Yellow

Green

Cavy is another name for which type of animal, often kept as a pet?

Guinea Pig

Cat

Rabbit

Gerbil

Which French scientist came up with the idea of vaccination?

Calmette

Pasteur

Curie

Descartes

A ‘liger’ is a cross between which animals?

Tiger & Leopard

Tiger & Lion

Puma & Fox

Cat & Fox

Alchemists believed the Philosopher’s Stone could turn base metals into what?

Gold

Wine

Bread

Paper

A ‘sea mouse’ is actually what type of animal?

Worm

Coral

Furry Fish

Lobster

How many AIGA medals were awarded in 2010?

11

4

3

7

Which chemical element is also known as wolfram?

Tungsten

Radon

Platinum

Titanium

In the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is in which month?

March

June

December

September

Beavers, chinchillas and golden hamsters belong to which order of mammals?

Marsupial

Rodent

Feline

Ruminant

What was the first name of Morse, inventer of the dots and dashes code?

George

Christopher

Rupert

Samuel

What scientific instrument measures atmospheric pressure?

Barometer

Hydrometer

Telescope

Anemometer

How many teeth does a polar bear have?

136 degrees Fahrenheit

180 degrees Fahrenheit

156 degrees Fahrenheit

236 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the plural of mongoose?

Mongeeese

Mongooses

Mongice

Mongitches

What comes before ‘flytrap’ in the name of a carnivorous plant?

Mercury

Pluto

Venus

Mars

How many teeth does a mature male horse have?

18

32

26

40

Breeding animals in captivity helps prevent what?

Pollution

Global warming

Deforestation

Extinction of species

How long can a bedbug live without food?

One Week

One Day

One Year

One Month

Complete the title of this 1985 movie: ____ Science.

Odd

Bizarre

Weird

Strange

Old Man’s Beard or Traveller’s Joy is another name for which flower?

Foxglove

Wisteria

Hyacinth

Clematis

Compared to plant and animal cells, bacterial cells are what?

Smaller and less complex

Larger and less complex

Larger and more complex

Smaller and more complex

How many tentacles does a cuttlefish have?

Seven

Six

Ten

Eight

Mycology is the study of which type of objects?

Spiders

Insects

Birds

Fungi

A ‘bind’ is a group of what?

cobras

salmon

crows

zebras

Kepler’s Laws describe which phenomenon?

Relativity

Evolution

Gravity

Planetary Motion

Hydrogen and which other element combine to make water?

Carbon

Helium

Oxygen

Nitrogen

What is used to measure the energy from food?

Mass

Kilos

Volts

Calories

A ‘Cob’ is a male swan, what is a female swan called?

Pen

Dam

Sow

Hen

The cheetah is native to which continent?

South America

Europe

Asia

Africa

Which biological family is lepidoptera?

Horses

Cats

Snakes

Butterflies

How do moths find female moths in the dark?

Smell

Sound

Vibration

Sight

Optics is the branch of physics concerned with what?

Light

Geology

Gravity

Space

Complete this well known mobile app game title: ‘Plants vs. _____’.

Clowns

Pots

Trees

Zombies

Gorillas are native to which part of the world?

Central America

West Africa

South East Asia

North Africa

How long do tiger sharks live as a minimom?

70 years

12 years

100 years

40 years

How many times a year do dingoes breed?

Three times

Twice

Four times

Once

How long can armadillos stay submerged underwater?

1

1

6

25

Which part of a rhinoceros is prized by poachers?

Horn

Skin

Teeth

Feet

What was the name of Marie Curie’s scientist husband?

Philippe

Jean

Pierre

Louis

Ernest Rutherford was born in which commonwealth country?

South Africa

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

Cascade’, ‘horsetail’, ‘plunge’ and ‘tiered’ are types of what?

Hill

Cloud

Waterfall

Mountain

Which chemical element is also known as quicksilver?

Mercury

Fluorine

Copper

Chlorine

What is a baby eel called?

Elver

Cub

Eellet

Eeling

How many times does Mercury orbit the sun during our year?

40

14

400

4

A blue Orpington is a breed of which animal?

Horse

Cow

Chicken

Cat

A bee keeper keeps bees in what?

Bucket

Cage

Hive

Cardboard box

Charolais and Friesian are breeds of which animal?

Pig

Sheep

Goat

Cow

The flag of which country has a cedar tree in the middle?

Algeria

Lebanon

Nigeria

Jordan

Charlotte’s Web is a children’s book about which sort of animal?

Frog

Grasshopper

Butterfly

Spider

Rex’, a Latin word, means what in T-rex?

King

Big

Green

Boss

How many arms (excluding tentacles) does a giant squid have?

12

14

8

10

How is the slug-like ‘holothuroidea’ class of marine animals more commonly known?

Sea cranberry

Sea cucumber

Sea cauliflower

Sea cherry

Plants use photosynthesis to convert which gas into food?

Nitrogen

Helium

Carbon Dioxide

Oxygen

Which metal is the largest component of pewter?

Lead

Silver

Tin

Iron

How many different breeds of cat are there worldwide?

5

10

20

40

What does a hippologist study?

Horses

Bees

Giraffes

Crocodiles

Bees pollinating flowers is an example of which biological process?

Parasitism

Symbiosis

Evolution

Vegetative reproduction

What is the pH number of pure water?

10

7

8

12

What does three dots in a triangle mean in maths?

Therefore

Pi

Infinity

Absolute Zero

How is the thylacine otherwise known?

Tasmanian Wolf

Tasmanian Bear

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Tiger

By what other name is a young kangaroo known?

Joey

Jackie

Jerry

Jimmy

Nuclear power produces what percentage of the world’s electricity?

0.74

0.54

0.04

0.14

Capuchin, Macaque and Spider are different varieties of which animal?

Mouse

Horse

Rabbit

Monkey

Chelonia mydas is the scientific name for which endangered species?

Green Turtle

South China Tiger

Asian Elephant

Giant Panda

Mathematics pioneer Ada Lovelace was the daughter of which poet?

Wordsworth

Byron

Shelley

Keats

Dingos are wild dogs from which country?

South Africa

Australia

China

New Zealand

A pod is a group of which sea creatures?

Seahorses

Fish

Sharks

Dolphins

Opiates are drugs derived from which type of flower?

Crocus

Poppy

Hyacinth

Lily

Copernicus proposed a model to put which body at the center of the universe?

Moon

Earth

Jupiter

Sun

How many arms does a star fish usually have?

Twenty

Three

One

Five

Which fish can be Chinook, Sockeye or Atlantic?

Sardine

Salmon

Mackerel

Herring

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