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The Ultimate Komodo Dragon's Bite Quiz
by Staff
Learn about Komodo dragons, and your next nightmare may feature one. Don't worry, there are only 4,000 Komodos in the wild, so your chances of encountering one are slim. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the bite of a Komodo dragon.

Where is Rinca Island?

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia

When did people discover than Komodo dragons were real and not a myth?

  • 1850
  • 1911
  • 2005

What reputation do Komodo dragons have?

  • sweet
  • docile
  • fierce

What may a Komodo dragon devour?

  • rubber tire
  • human
  • palm tree

What is 10 percent of a wild Komodo's diet?

  • another Komodo
  • coconuts
  • grasses

What animal kingdom species do Komodos belong to?

  • lizard
  • fox
  • manatee

How much was the largest recorded Komodo weight?

  • 125 pounds
  • 250 pounds
  • 366 pounds

What do some scientists think about the 366 pound Komodo?

  • had a big meal before weigh-in
  • scale mishap
  • reliable data

How does a Komodo swallow huge pieces of food?

  • flexible jaw
  • flexible skull
  • both answers

What is the scientific name for a virgin birth?

  • parthenogenesis
  • disambiguation
  • neither answer

How many Komodos exist in the wild?

  • 2000
  • 3000
  • 4000

How many teeth does the Komodo have?

  • 32
  • 45
  • 60

If an animal attacked by a Komodo does not die immediately, what does the Komodo do?

  • follow the attacked animal
  • attack a different animal
  • neither answer

Why do animals that have been attacked by the Komodo usually die within days, if not immediately?

  • venom
  • bacteria
  • both answers

What does a Komodo do with the hair of its prey?

  • eat it
  • use for bedding
  • nothing

What happens after a Komodo dines on the hair, bones, hooves and horns of its prey?

  • cough it up
  • regurgitate it
  • digest it

How would you describe a Komodo's gastric pellet?

  • horrible-smelling
  • sweet-smelling
  • sour-smelling

Why is there medical interest in the Komodo dragon?

  • immune to its poison
  • new class of antibiotics
  • both answers

If an animal is bitten by a cobra, how long may it live?

  • minutes
  • hours
  • days

Which animal has the most potent bite?

  • Komodo
  • cobra
  • both answers