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The Ultimate Shark Quiz!

Think you know everything about sharks? Take the quiz and find out if you're a shark expert!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  October 21st 2022

From the baby shark (doo-doo-doo) to the Great White, everyone has an opinion on these fascinating predators of the deep. 

While some people are huge fans of sharks, some people are totally petrified of them – and that’s for a good reason; they’ve got rows upon rows of extremely pointy teeth and are very dangerous. Take the bull shark, for example, have the strongest bite of all are known to attack humans. They can chomp down twice as hard as a Great White. Ouch! 

Sharks are amazingly fast, too. The shortfin mako shark can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. 

While these sharks sound like they’re beyond terrifying, there are other species which aren’t so fearsome. We’re not suggesting you should keep a big shark as a pet, because that would be a bit silly. 

Take the megamouth shark, which sounds like the sort of fish that won’t stop talking, but that’s their actual name. It describes them perfectly. They’re really lazy compared to the shortfin mako shark, and slowly glide around with their big mouth open and wait for small fish to get scooped up for a seafood snack. They’re like a relaxed Pac-Man of the sea, but with plankton instead of ghosts. 

But if you’re a shark biologist or even an actual shark, then you’ll know all this stuff already. But if you’re like the rest of us shark fans, you’ll know a chunk of cartilaginous fish trivia. 

But the question is how much? All? A load? A nibble? If you consider yourself a shark fan expert, then you’ll definitely be able to answer every question about these beady-eyed, villainous creatures. 

Don’t worry if you suffer from galeophobia remember that this quiz just has pictures of sharks and they’re quite harmless.

Right then, take this shark-tastic quiz and see how many points you can score!

Let's find out if you're a shark expert or not!

1/15 A shark roaming the deep waters

What's the second largest type of shark? Clue: it's the shark in this picture!

2/15 A poisonous shark

What is the most poisonous type of shark?

3/15 A shark egg on the beach

What are shark eggs called?

4/15 A shark's eye

Sharks don't sleep. True or false?

5/15 A gif of a shark

How many species of shark are there?

6/15 A hand touching a shark's nose

What does shark skin feel like?


A baby shark is called a sharklet. True or false

8/15 Two scuba divers with a shark in the background

Which ocean do sharks live in?

9/15 A close-up of shark's eye

Sharks have eyelids. True or false?

10/15 A very small shark
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What's the name of the smallest breed of shark, measuring just six inches?

11/15 A shark surrounded by smaller fish

Sharks can swim backwards. True or false? 

12/15 A bluntnose six gill shark

Sixgill sharks can birth to litters of up to how many pups?

13/15 Sharks have a lot of teeth!

How many teeth will sharks grow and lose in their lifetime?

14/15 A cat on a robot vacuum cleaner

What is the fastest type of shark?

15/15 The world's largest shark

The Whale Shark is the world's largest shark. True or false?

Oh dear

Oh dear! Why not have another go and see if you can get an even better score?

Good try

Good try! This was a pretty tricky quiz, but you did pretty well!

Great job

Great job! You know your stuff when it comes to our aquatic pals!


Awesome! You're a shark expert. Well done!