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50+ Nature Quiz Questions and Answers [2022 Quiz]

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How much do you know about our natural world? From all living plants and animals on earth (and beyond!) to chemical elements, weather phenomenons, natural landmarks and more – test your knowledge with 50+ Nature Quiz Questions and Answers.

Our world is amazing – but how much do you know about it? From nature to nurture, all creatures great and small (on land, in the ocean and in the sky), rare natural phenomena, impressive natural wonders and planets in the solar system, right down to cells in our bodies and the chemical elements of the periodic table.

Let us test your knowledge of it all with 50+ Nature Trivia Questions and Answers. You never know, you might even learn a thing or two and improve your general nature knowledge!

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The Ultimate Nature Quiz (50+ Q&As)

1. Founded in Autumn 1869, which British weekly journal was first circulated by Norman Lockyer and Alexander Macmillan as a public forum for scientific innovations?

2. Name the largest internal organ in the human body.

3. True or False: Coral (in coral reefs) are plants and not animals?

4. In many parts of the world, such as France and Japan, which animal is used as a natural form of pest control?

5. By cutting down trees and building dams, which animal helped to limit the effects of localized flooding and thus started to have a positive effect on local environment in various parts of UK?

6. Sometimes called ‘Dissected Maps’, what was originally used to teach Geography in 18th century England?

Colourful coral reef

7. Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are the four largest moons of which planet in our solar system?
A.  Neptune.
B. Saturn.
C. Mars.
D. Jupiter.

8. True or False: an octopus is an invertebrate?

9. What was the name of the Green Peace ship, bombed by French foreign intelligence services in the Port of Auckland, New Zealand on 10 July 1985?

10. Which well-known political figure wrote the bestselling book about the environment in 1992 titled ‘Earth in the Balance, Ecology and the Human Spirit’?

11. Which international organization was founded in 1971 by environmental activists Irving and Dorothy Stowe?

12. What does the Fujita scale measure?

13. What is the official name of the Northern lights?

14. Which layer protects the Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation?

Planet Earth from Space

15. Name the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms.

16. Which world-famous figure is considered as the ‘Father of the modern periodic table’?

17. Name the largest carnivores on land.

18. When animals like antelopes start to gobble up its leaves, which tree from Africa increases tannin production to levels that are toxic to animals?

19. How is Ascorbic acid better known?
A. Vitamin A.
B. Vitamin B.
C. Vitamin D.
D. Vitamin C.

20. On Earth, we need heat to fuse metal but in space, two pieces of the same kind of metal will fuse together with only a little pressure. What is this process called?

Colour coded periodic table with a beaker sitting on top of it

21. Which is the largest and strongest bone in human body?

22. Which is the world’s fastest growing plant?

23. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed what day, a now an annual event that takes place on the 22nd of April each year?

24. Sometimes called “the village pharmacy”, the scientific name of which medicinal tree from the Indian subcontinent is called ‘Azadirachta indica’?

25. What name is given to an international treaty on climate change, adopted in 2015?

26. According to the International Energy Agency, which country is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2)?

Purple and Green Northern Lights above a silhouette of the tree line

27. A rare metal found naturally on Earth, which chemical element has the chemical symbol W and atomic number 74?

28 . The first European known to have viewed this natural wonder in the USA was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540. Name it.

29. The American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and which other falls make up Niagara Falls?

30. Named after an American politician, what is the highest peak in Antarctica called?

Mountain peaks surrounded by low clouds

31. What is George Hudson, a British-born New Zealand entomologist and astronomer’s claim to fame?

32. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan coined the present-day name of which ocean that takes its name from the Spanish word for ‘peaceful sea’?

33. The term ‘Dark Continent’ was used to refer to Africa by which British explorer?

34. Henry Piddington, an English sea captain published 40 papers dealing with tropical storms between 1836 and 1855 in The Journal of the Asiatic Society. While doing so, he coined which now common meteorological term meaning the ‘coil of a snake’?

3 elephants walking in a line

35. What type of creature is a frog?

36. Which creature can turn their heads a whopping 270 degrees whereas humans can only manage about 180 degrees?

37. Which planet in our solar system has the largest volcano?
A. Jupiter.
B. Mars.
C. Neptune.
D. Venus.

38. What are the two elements Marie Curie is credited with discovering? (2 points)

39. What does an anemometer measure?

Acacia tree on the savannah

40. Who sang the song ‘Mother Natures Son’?

41. Which species of bird is considered the most dangerous?

42. What is the chemical symbol for tin?

43. What is the smallest organ in the human body?

Name the most abundant gas in the earth’s atmosphere:
A. Oxygen.
B. Nitrogen.
C.Carbon.
D.Hydrogen

Raindrops falling around a leaves on a tree branch

44. How long is the gestation period of an elephant?

45. What is the scientific name for humans?

46. What is the collective name for a group of zebras?

47. The German scientist Ernst Haeckel coined which now common term in 1866?
A. Ecology.
B. Carbon Footprint.
C. Green Peace.
D. Climate change.

48. What is the name for mammals that lay eggs?

Orange jellyfish in a bright blue ocean

49. What type of creature is a Pacific Sea Wasp?

50. True or False: Mammals are the only animals that have hair or fur?

51. What scale is used to measure earthquakes?

 

Wooden artists small mannequin

 

50+ Nature Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Founded in Autumn 1869, which British weekly journal was first circulated by Norman Lockyer and Alexander Macmillan as a public forum for scientific innovations?
Nature.

2. Name the largest internal organ in the human body.
Liver.

3. True or False: Coral (in coral reefs) are plants and not animals?
False

4. In many parts of the world, such as France and Japan, which animal is used as a natural form of pest control?
Ducks.

5. By cutting down trees and building dams, which animal helped to limit the effects of localized flooding and thus started to have a positive effect on local environment in various parts of UK?
Beavers

Top down shot of waves crashing on the sand

6. Sometimes called ‘Dissected Maps’, what was originally used to teach Geography in 18th century England?
Jigsaw Puzzles.

7. Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are the four largest moons of which planet in our solar system?
A.  Neptune.
B. Saturn.
C. Mars.
D. Jupiter.

8. True or False: an octopus is an invertebrate?
True

9. What was the name of the Green Peace ship, bombed by French foreign intelligence services in the Port of Auckland, New Zealand on 10 July 1985?
Rainbow Warrior.

10. Which well-known political figure wrote the bestselling book about the environment in 1992 titled ‘Earth in the Balance, Ecology and the Human Spirit’?
AI Gore, former US vice president.

Greenpeace poster attached to a pole with the slogan -planet earth first-

11. Which international organization was founded in 1971 by environmental activists Irving and Dorothy Stowe
Green Peace.

12. What does Fujita scale measure?
Tornadoes.

13. What is the official name of the Northern lights?
Aurora Borealis.

14. Which layer protects the Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation?
Ozone Layer.

15. Name the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms.
The Great Barrier Reef.

16. Which world-famous figure is considered as the ‘Father of the modern periodic table’?
Dmitri Mendeleev.

Mother polar bear with two cubs on the snow

17. Name the largest carnivores on land.
The Polar Bear.

18. When animals like antelopes start to gobble up its leaves, which tree from Africa increases tannin production to levels that are toxic to animals?
Acacia trees.

19. How is Ascorbic acid better known?
A. Vitamin A.
B. Vitamin B.
C. Vitamin D.
D. Vitamin C.

20. On Earth, we need heat to fuse metal but in space, two pieces of the same kind of metal will fuse together with only a little pressure. What is this process called?
Cold Welding.

21. Which is the largest and strongest bone in human body?
Femur

22. Which is the world’s fastest growing plant?
Bamboo.

Leafy bamboo shoots

23. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed what day, a now an annual event that takes place on the 22nd April each year?
Earth Day.

24. Sometimes called “the village pharmacy”, the scientific name of which medicinal tree from the Indian subcontinent is called ‘Azadirachta indica’?
Neem/Neem tree.

25. What name is given to an international treaty on climate change, adopted in 2015?
The Paris Agreement.

26. According to the International Energy Agency, which country is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2)?
China.

27. A rare metal found naturally on Earth, which chemical element has the chemical symbol W and atomic number 74?
Tungsten, also known as Wolfram.

The Grand Canyon

28 . The first European known to have viewed this natural wonder in the USA was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540. Name it.
The Grand Canyon.

29. The American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and which other falls make up Niagara Falls?
The Horseshoe Falls.

30. Named after an American politician, what is the highest peak in Antarctica called?
Vinson Massif, named after Carl Vinson.

31. What is George Hudson, a British-born New Zealand entomologist and astronomer’s claim to fame?
Hudson is credited with proposing modern daylight saving time (DST).

32. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan coined the present-day name of which ocean that takes its name from the Spanish word for ‘peaceful sea’?
The Pacific Ocean.

Medical sculpture of the heart

33. The term Dark Continent was used to refer to Africa by which British explorer?
Henry Morton Stanley.

34. Henry Piddington, an English sea captain published 40 papers dealing with tropical storms between 1836 and 1855 in The Journal of the Asiatic Society. While doing so, he coined which now common meteorological term meaning the ‘coil of a snake’?
Cyclone.

35. What type of creature is a frog?
Amphibian

36. Which creature can turn their heads a whopping 270 degrees whereas humans can only manage about 180 degrees?
Owls.

37. Which planet in our solar system has the largest volcano?
A. Jupiter.
B. Mars. 
C.Neptune.
D. Venus.

Wind turbines on snow covered hills

38. What are the two elements Marie Curie is credited with discovering? (2 points).
Radium and Polonium

39. What does an anemometer measure?
Wind Speed

40. Who sang the song ‘Mother Natures Son’?
The Beatles

41. Which species of bird is considered the most dangerous?
The Cassowary

Close up photo of the head of a Cassowary bird

42. What is the chemical symbol for tin?
Sn

43. What is the smallest organ in the human body?
The pineal gland

Name the most abundant gas on the earth’s atmosphere:
A. Oxygen.
B. Nitrogen. 
C.Carbon.
D.Hydrogen

The Moon

44. How long is the gestation period of an elephant?
22 Months

45. What is the scientific name for humans?
Homo Sapiens

46. What is the collective name for a group of zebras?
Dazzle

47. The German scientist Ernst Haeckel coined which now common term in 1866?
A. Ecology.
B. Carbon Footprint.
C. Green Peace.
D. Climate change.

48. What is the name for mammals that lay eggs?
Monotremes

Group of Zebras standing together

49. What type of creature is a Pacific Sea Wasp?
Jellyfish

50. True or False: Mammals are the only animals that have hair or fur?
True

51. What scale is used to measure earthquakes?
Richter Scale

 

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