The Ultimate Most Dangerous Sharks Quiz
by Staff
Get the facts about shark attacks and you may feel less anxious in the water. Take this quiz to learn about the most dangerous sharks.

Of the 400 shark species alive today, how many have actually taken a bite out of a human?

  • 30
  • 50
  • 185

How fast can the shortfin mako swim?

  • 10 mph
  • 20 mph
  • 35 mph

Why should swimmers not be concerned about a shark attack by the shortfin mako?

  • does not attack humans
  • swims in deep waters
  • both answers

What prey is the shortfin mako most interested in pursuing?

  • swordfish
  • humans
  • tuna

Who may the first to arrive to the scene of a shipwreck?

  • oceanic whitetip shark
  • coast guard
  • hammerhead shark

Where can you get reliable information about shark attacks?

  • movies
  • International Shark Attack File
  • local newspaper

What is a provoked shark attack?

  • trying to interact with a shark
  • boogie boarding
  • swimming

What is one of the most plentiful large fish in the ocean?

  • great white
  • oceanic whitetip
  • tuna

Which shark is known for eating pretty much anything?

  • tiger
  • great white
  • bull

Where did Australian police find evidence of a murder?

  • tiger shark
  • dumpster
  • local pond

Why should sea turtles fear the tiger shark?

  • chews through the sea turtle's shell
  • eats turtle eggs
  • both answers

How many fatalities are tiger sharks credited with?

  • 28
  • 45
  • 176

Why should people fear the bull shark?

  • swim in shallow water
  • swim in deep water
  • most populous shark

Where do bull sharks live?

  • fresh water
  • salt water
  • both answers

How does the sand tiger shark deal with sibling rivalry?

  • bite them
  • eats them
  • steals prey

How does the Greenland shark avenge its own death?

  • poisonous when eaten
  • bitter tasting
  • both answers

Which shark is the most dangerous to people and boats?

  • great white shark
  • bull shark
  • tiger shark

Who is the author of the book "Jaws"?

  • John Irving
  • Peter Benchley
  • Ayn Rand

What do great white sharks prefer to eat?

  • seals
  • sea lions
  • both answers

Where do great white sharks usually swim?

  • shallow waters
  • deeper waters
  • both answers