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The Ultimate Hammerhead Shark Quiz
by Staff
Hammerheads sharks are one of the most intriguing species of shark, sporting a hammer-shaped head that sets them apart. Take our quiz and learn more about this unusual creature.

Which type of shark is the fiercest predator in the ocean?

  • the great white shark
  • the hammerhead shark
  • the basking shark

Which type of shark is probably the funniest looking shark in the ocean?

  • the basking shark
  • the red shark
  • the hammerhead shark

How many different classifications of hammerhead sharks are there?

  • three
  • six
  • nine

Which of the following types of hammerhead sharks are considered dangerous to humans?

  • the great hammerhead
  • the smooth hammerhead
  • both of the above

In which type of waters are hammerhead sharks usually found?

  • tropical
  • arctic
  • icy

Shark ____ are cut off in a process called finning.

  • tails
  • gills
  • fins

Which of the four major species of hammerhead is usually the smallest?

  • the bonnethead hammerhead
  • the smooth hammerhead
  • the great hammerhead

Which of the four major species of hammerhead is usually the largest?

  • the bonnethead hammerhead
  • the smooth hammerhead
  • the great hammerhead

The great hammerhead shark is:

  • an omnivore
  • a herbivore
  • a carnivore

The hammerhead shark's mouth is _____ than most other large sharks.

  • smaller
  • larger
  • wider

What is the preferred food of the bonnethead shark?

  • small sharks
  • stingrays
  • crustaceans

What color are hammerhead sharks?

  • gray
  • blue
  • red

Which feature of the hammerhead shark protrudes above the surface of shallow waters?

  • its tail
  • its dorsal fin
  • its head

Scalloped hammerheads differ from other hammerheads in that they:

  • hang together in schools
  • are herbivores
  • are blue

Why do small fish hang out together in schools?

  • It provides protection against predators.
  • It allows then to surround their prey.
  • both of the above

What characteristic do male hammerheads look for in a mate?

  • size
  • color
  • shapeliness

What is the gestation period for a hammerhead shark pregnancy?

  • 8-10 months
  • 10-12 months
  • 12-14 months

The distinctive hammer head of the hammerhead shark is called a cephalofoil. The bonnethead's cephalofoil is rounded at the _____ .

  • front
  • back
  • side

All sharks have electrical sensors in their nose and heads called ampullae of ____ that help them stalk their prey.

  • Lamborghini
  • Lorenzini
  • Linguine

In which United States city was a shark pup born to a female shark that had not had any contact with a male shark in over three years?

  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Seattle, Washington