The unicorn is a mystical and wondrous blend of fact and fiction — a creature inspired by actual animals that has taken on a life of its own in literature, myth and pop culture. See how much you know about this horned beast with our unicorn quiz!
When was the first written record of a unicorn recorded?
What animal likely inspired Ctesias' account of the "wild ass" with a white body and purple head adorned with a single horn?
There are references to unicorns in the Bible.
What do the Chinese call the unicorn?
Artifacts from the Indus Valley Civilization show images of a unicorn-like creature.
The famous Lascaux Cave paintings in France feature pictures of unicorns.
What type of animal is the oryx, a horned creature which could be the basis for unicorn legends?
What type of animal is the narwhal — a creature known as the "unicorn of the sea?"
How long can the teeth of a male narwhal grow?
What did explorers send to Chinese Emperor Zhu Di in 1415 when they claimed to be sending him a unicorn?
What was the name of the magician in the Peter Beagle classic "The Last Unicorn?"
How does the magician save the unicorn from the Red Bull in "The Last Unicorn?"
turns it into a woman
makes it invisible
gives it wings
What famous fiction writer penned "The Unicorn Chronicles?"
What character stars in "The Unicorn Chronicles?"
What country maintains the unicorn as its official national animal?
How much did Queen Elizabeth I pay for a "unicorn" horn during the 16th century?
What happens to the unicorns in the Shel Silverstein poem "The Unicorn?"
They're left off Noah's ark.
They're killed by hunters.
They're captured and bred in captivity.
Which band had a big hit with a song version of Shel Silverstein's "The Unicorn?"
Peter, Paul and Mary
The Irish Rovers
Simon and Garfunkel
What part of a unicorn is the alicorn?
What was the name of the toy unicorn in "Toy Story 3?"
What animal did the "unicorn" horns sold by unscrupulous sellers typically come from throughout much of history?
What unicorn famously went to Candy Mountain in a popular YouTube video?
What animal was found fighting with the unicorn "for the crown" in the classic nursery rhyme?
How many wool, silk and woven silver tapestries make up the great work "The Unicorn Tapestries?"
Where can you view "The Unicorn Tapestries?"
Kirin beer is named after the Japanese word for unicorn.
Who rides a unicorn in "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay?"
Neil Patrick Harris
What was the name of "The Living Unicorn" displayed by Barnum & Bailey circuses during the 1980s?
What type of animal was the Barnum & Bailey "unicorn?"
an actual unicorn
What did Voldemort do to a unicorn to extend his own life in the Harry Potter franchise?