The Ultimate Aztec Shark Control Quiz
by Staff
Can hot chili peppers actually ward off shark attacks? The ancient Aztecs believed they could. Check out our quiz and see if ancient rituals can keep you safe from sharks.

Which of the following have been proposed by researchers as potential shark repellants?

  • magnets
  • electropositive metals
  • both of the above

What did native Indians in Mexico and Central America use to repel sharks?

  • chili peppers
  • white pepper
  • black pepper

How many years ago did chilies enter Aztec cuisine?

  • 2000
  • 4000
  • 6000

For which purpose did the ancient Aztecs use chili peppers?

  • medicines
  • construction
  • beauty care

The ancient Aztecs sacrificed _____ to their gods.

  • sharks
  • chili peppers
  • corn

Capsicum peppers get their heat from a chemical called:

  • carbon
  • calcium
  • capsaicin

A Capsicum pepper's heat is measured in Scoville units. Which Capsicum pepper is ranked highest?

  • bell pepper
  • jalapeno
  • orange habanero

Pure capsaicin extract has _____ million Scoville units.

  • 12
  • 16
  • 20

Capsicum juice shark _____ may irritate the fish's gill membranes and nerves.

  • repellant
  • propellant
  • deterrent

Which type of pepper has the lowest number of Scoville units?

  • jalapeno
  • bell
  • Tabasco