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A Whale of a Quiz

Name these great facts about whales in nature and popular culture!
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First submittedApril 9, 2014
Last updatedApril 9, 2014
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Largest type of whale
Blue Whale
Primary food of the above
Krill
Type of whale that is white and
lives in the Arctic
Beluga
Type of whale with a single long tusk
Narwhal
Type of whale most common
for whale-watching
Humpback
Most common type of whale
Southern Minke
Another name for killer whales
Orcas
Largest type of toothed whale
Sperm Whale
Primary food of the above
Squid
Movie about a boy who helped
a killer whale to escape
Free Willy
Word for a young whale
Calf
Hint
Answer
Bible character swallowed by a whale
Jonah
Fictional whale hated by Captain Ahab
Moby Dick
Taxonomic order that includes
whales, dolphins, and porpoises
Cetacea
Country that killed thousands of whales
for "research" until 2014
Japan
Filter-feeding body part also
called whalebone
Baleen
Insulating layer of fat
Blubber
Hole through which whales breathe
Blowhole
Ambergris is a whale product once
used to make what
Perfume
Word for when a whale jumps
out of the water
Breach
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level 73
Apr 9, 2014
Southern Minke huh? Never heard of it.
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level 76
Apr 17, 2014
I think I remember Inspector Clouseau talking about them.
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level 75
May 5, 2014
Coffee out my nose.
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level 49
May 5, 2014
Ha! Good one
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level 75
Jul 10, 2014
That's the very rare Chimpanzee Minke.
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level 61
Jan 22, 2017
I'm sorry, did you say "minke?"
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level 49
May 5, 2014
I'd heard of them, but only because of articles about Japan's whaling. Though I still didn't get that one right.
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level 13
May 5, 2014
My aunt studies whales so that was obvious
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level 67
Jan 22, 2017
My aunt doesn't study whales so it was not obvious to me.
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level 70
Sep 15, 2017
My aunt has a minke coat. It's HUGE.
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level 58
May 5, 2014
Ambergris is also used in cigarettes. As well, ambergris is still used in some perfumes.
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level 34
May 5, 2014
You should take the orca question off because orcas are actually a type of dolphin.
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level 13
May 5, 2014
Who cares?! Most people consider it a whale.
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level 55
Jan 22, 2017
I'd imagine your aunt cares to some degree.
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level 68
Jan 3, 2019
rabidmuriqui44 that had me laughing out loud. Difficult one to explain if anybody had heard.
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level 77
May 5, 2014
So are belugas...
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level ∞
May 5, 2014
I'm going to blow your mind zizzers4, but dophins ARE whales.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toothed_whale

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level 55
May 6, 2014
Snap.
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level 67
May 6, 2014
You gotta at least wiki that first. I almost said the same thing on a quiz a bit ago. Glad I didn't get the QM smackdown.
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level 34
Jul 8, 2014
That link says that toothed whales are a suborder of cetaceans. They put dolphins in with whales because they didn't want to make two groups. Ex. Toothed whales and toothed dolphins. They should have just called it toothed cetaceans. The point is "Quizmaster", you're wrong on this one. DOLPHINS ARE NOT WHALES. And of you want a wiki link, here's one for you, read the first line: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin. First sentence: Dolphins are cetacean mammals closely related to whales and porpoises. So, DOLPHINS ARE NOT WHALES. There is scientific proof that dolphins are not whales. So, "Quizmaster", that makes one thing you are wrong about. Again, DOLPHINS ARE NOT WHALES. They are two different types of mammals. You can give me all the wiki links in the world about toothed whales, dolphins, and whales, but you will always be wrong about dolphins being whales because DOLPHINS ARE NOT WHALES.Porpoises are not whales either. Dolphins may be related to whales, but DOLPHINS ARE NOT WHALES!!!!!!
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level 76
Nov 28, 2014
Do you feel better now?
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level 72
Jan 22, 2015
Maybe this article will help.
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level 73
Feb 29, 2016
The quiz doesn't say that killer whales are a type of whale. Krill aren't a type of whale either, nor are Japanese, Jonah, etc
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level 67
Jan 22, 2017
If that is so "Dolphins are Whales"....... then they should be the most common whales!
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level 55
Jan 22, 2017
There's definitely one species of dolphin that is NOT considered a whale (even in the colloquial sense). ...They tend to be found around Miami, Florida. ;-)
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level 60
Aug 18, 2018
Those darn dolphins *mumble mumble* always tryin' to be something they ain't *mumble mumble* now they saying they're whales *mumble mumble*
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level 30
Nov 21, 2014
yes very true
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level 34
Jan 20, 2015
thank you, willandmax
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level 39
Oct 26, 2015
Sizzers. Are you saying dolphins are not whales? Just wondering.
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level 34
Jan 21, 2017
I came here to say the exact same thing!
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level 58
Feb 5, 2017
You're all wrong. Orcas are aliens from the unobservable universe and are conspiring to destroy the galaxy and enslave us.
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level 48
May 9, 2019
Dolphins are actually whales, known as toothed whales, or odontocetes, but not all whales are dolphins
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level 21
Jul 1, 2015
I've never even heard of the Southern Minke, yet it's the most common. And if it's the most common, why is it the least guessed?
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level 76
Jan 21, 2017
I'd never heard of it, either. Maybe because it lives in an area with a lower human population so there aren't many photos for vacationers to share? Maybe because it's smaller and has a dorsal fin and so doesn't seem as "whale-like" as others for advertising purposes? Maybe no one's ever written a novel about one which English teachers force students to read? Maybe because it's never performed at theme parks? Disney could make it the most popular whale on the planet with a single film.
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level 2
Nov 30, 2015
same never heard of Minke whales xD but any ways i got all of it right but that one :L
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level 38
Oct 23, 2016
Thank you Futurama! 20/20
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level 47
Nov 18, 2016
Thanks to Futurama we can all be whale biologists.
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level 48
Jan 21, 2017
Yes.
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level 79
Jan 21, 2017
You can thank Futurama. I thank Star Trek IV.
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level 56
Jan 21, 2017
Could you add Breeching?
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level 71
Dec 23, 2017
Breech births are rare in whales, but fascinatingly enough, the position would be the opposite of a human breech; since whales are normally born fluke-first, a breech birth would be head-first! Scintillating, amirite? But I think one thing is certain however: breech position or not, whales give birth safely underwater, not while breaching and flailing about above the waterline, as that would probably be painful, and just plain unsafe for both momma and calf.
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level 79
Jan 21, 2017
Excellent quiz nice mix of easy medium and challenging questions. Great job
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level 71
Jan 21, 2017
I agree, I never would have gotten the 2 that I missed...ever.
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level 45
Jan 22, 2017
great quiz but i have no knowledge in whales
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level 66
Jan 23, 2017
I think you should accept "woah" as a word for when a whale jumps out of the water
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level 58
Feb 5, 2017
smae
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level 58
Feb 5, 2017
I thought the biggest type of whale was your mom I AM SO SORRY DON'T KILL ME