Is This Quiz a Little Fishy to You?

Is This Quiz a Little Fishy to You?

May 11, 2023

THIS IS A LITTLE FISHY

Ten questions on our favourite aquatic sea life.

QUESTIONS

1. Some of the fastest fish in the seas are the Marlin, Swordfish and the what?

2. Which fish has a name which translates into ‘holy flatfish’ as it was only supposed to be eaten on Holy days?

3. What is the only fish which swims in an upright position?

4. What name is given to fish eggs?

5. What is the name of the fin seen slicing through the water when a shark is close to the surface?

6. True or False: the Piranha fish is named after the Portuguese word for killer?

7. Blinky was a famous fish in ‘The Simpsons’ Tv show, how many eyes did he have?

8. What type of creature was Willy in the film, ‘Free Willy’?

9. The Japanese dish, Fugu, can be deadly if improperly prepared. Which fish does it use?

10. On which part of a fish is the Caudal Fin?

 

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ANSWERS

1. Some of the fastest fish in the seas are the Marlin, Swordfish and the what?
SAILFISH (It can reach speeds of 129 km/h)

2. Which fish has a name which translates into ‘holy flatfish’ as it was only supposed to be eaten on Holy days?
HALIBUT

3. What is the only fish which swims in an upright position?
SEAHORSE

4. What name is given to fish eggs?
ROE (If you said caviar, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Association, this is reserved for the roe of the sturgeon)

5. What is the name of the fin seen slicing through the water when a shark is close to the surface?
DORSAL FIN

6. True or False: the Piranha fish is named after the Portuguese word for killer?
FALSE (It comes from the words pira meaning FISH and sainha meaning TOOTH. Pirhana is used by native Indians to describe Scissors)

7. Blinky was a famous fish in ‘The Simpsons’ Tv show, how many eyes did he have?
THREE

8. What type of creature was Willy in the film, ‘Free Willy’?
KILLER WHALE (Orcinus Orca)

9. The Japanese dish, Fugu, can be deadly if improperly prepared. Which fish does it use?
PUFFERFISH aka BLOWFISH

10. On which part of a fish is the Caudal Fin?
TAIL

 

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