Nature Quiz - The Sea - Invertebrates (Questions)

The simplest invertebrates, in fact the simplest animals, are sponges. Sponges feed by siphoning water into their body and filtering out food particles. Most invertebrates change form as they grow, going through a process known as metamorphosis. The caterpillar to butterfly is an obvious example. Some species of invertebrates form large colonies. Marine invertebrate colonies include corals, hydrozoans, Portuguese man-of-war, and sea squirts.

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1. Dried scallop is known in Cantonese Chinese cuisine as what?
[ ] Congee
[ ] Pakchoi
[ ] Conpoy
[ ] Dimsum
2. Which astrological sign is named after the crab?
[ ] Capricorn
[ ] Cancer
[ ] Leo
[ ] Pisces
3. What is the collective name for a group of jellyfish?
[ ] Smack
[ ] Sting
[ ] Slap
[ ] Smart
4. Mussels are an excellent source of which vitamin?
[ ] B3
[ ] B6
[ ] B9
[ ] B12
5. What does a starfish NOT have?
[ ] Blood
[ ] Eyes
[ ] Mouth
[ ] Stomach
6. An octopus became internationally famous during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. What was his name?
[ ] Ollie
[ ] Oscar
[ ] Paul
[ ] Peter
7. Clam Chowder is a type of what?
[ ] Bread
[ ] Soup
[ ] Cake
[ ] Cocktail
8. Cuttlefish ink was formerly a much used dye called what?
[ ] Indigo
[ ] Manganese
[ ] Sepia
[ ] Sienna
9. What colour is the blood of a lobster?
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Green
[ ] Red
[ ] Blue
10. Opening oysters requires skill. What is the alternative name for 'opening' them?
[ ] Clacking
[ ] Shucking
[ ] Teasing
[ ] Squeezing
Nature Quiz - The Sea - Invertebrates (Answers)
1. Dried scallop is known in Cantonese Chinese cuisine as what?
[ ] Congee
[ ] Pakchoi
[x] Conpoy
[ ] Dimsum
2. Which astrological sign is named after the crab?
[ ] Capricorn
[x] Cancer
[ ] Leo
[ ] Pisces
3. What is the collective name for a group of jellyfish?
[x] Smack
[ ] Sting
[ ] Slap
[ ] Smart
4. Mussels are an excellent source of which vitamin?
[ ] B3
[ ] B6
[ ] B9
[x] B12
'Excellent source' means that mussels provide at least 20% of the recommended daily value
5. What does a starfish NOT have?
[x] Blood
[ ] Eyes
[ ] Mouth
[ ] Stomach
6. An octopus became internationally famous during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. What was his name?
[ ] Ollie
[ ] Oscar
[x] Paul
[ ] Peter
His feeding behaviour was used to predict the winner of each of Germany's seven matches, as well as the outcome of the final. He was 100% correct!
7. Clam Chowder is a type of what?
[ ] Bread
[x] Soup
[ ] Cake
[ ] Cocktail
8. Cuttlefish ink was formerly a much used dye called what?
[ ] Indigo
[ ] Manganese
[x] Sepia
[ ] Sienna
Artificial dyes have mostly replaced natural sepia these days
9. What colour is the blood of a lobster?
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Green
[ ] Red
[x] Blue
10. Opening oysters requires skill. What is the alternative name for 'opening' them?
[ ] Clacking
[x] Shucking
[ ] Teasing
[ ] Squeezing
Oyster shucking competitions are held all over the world