Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?

Try to guess whether these things are animal, vegetable (plants), or mineral.
Quiz by joez
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Last updated: August 27, 2020
First submittedJune 17, 2020
Times taken9,177
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1. Anthracite
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
2. Armadillo
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
3. Auk
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
4. Basalt
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
5. Buttercup
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
6. Coral
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
7. Copperhead
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
8. Edelweiss
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
9. Foxglove
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
10. Hyacinth
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
11. Onyx
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
12. Oryx
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
13. Ptarmigan
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
14. Quince
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
15. Schist
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
16. Sea Cucumber
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
17. Spiderwort
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
18. Stonefly
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
19. Venus Fly Trap
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
20. Whelk
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
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Level 66
Aug 27, 2020
Cool quiz idea!
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Level 69
Aug 27, 2020
I was confused when I saw Edelweiss and the only option was vegetable, so I scrolled to see if I've missed something. Then I saw the quiz description. Is there a specific reason why the answers include vegetable and not simply a plant? Is it like a popular game or sth?
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Questions#:~:text=The%20most%20popular%20variant%20is,animal%2C%20vegetable%20or%20mineral%20kingdom. I think this is where it comes from; there was also a BBC show called Animal, Vegetable or Mineral.
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2020
It's more like the game twenty questions, and you ask Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral to see what the catagory their chosen word is in. So it could be any plant, even though it says vegetable.
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Level 61
Aug 28, 2020
Mineral is also broadly defined here, not its true definition.
+6
Level 69
Aug 27, 2020
I am the very model of a modern major general!
+2
Level 67
Oct 4, 2020
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral
+2
Level 72
Oct 4, 2020
“The venerated Virginian veteran”, oops, wrong musical
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Level 73
Aug 27, 2020
Onyx and Oryx had me stumped for a while, good choices for the quiz.
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Level 35
Aug 28, 2020
There's a show called 'World's toughest race: Eco-Challenge Fiji'. There's a team called 'Team Onyx'.They're a black team (not to be racist) and I was stumped on why they were called that
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2020
Why would that be racist
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Level 61
Aug 28, 2020
Onix is a pokemon
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Level 34
Sep 3, 2020
venus fly trap a vegetable?
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2020
The BBC radio game mentioned in a post above, Twenty Questions, would be widely known by older Brits. Contestants had to guess the person/object on the card and were told if it was animal, vegetable or mineral as the only clue. The terms were used quite loosely, as per the sort of definition you might be taught at junior school. Therefore anything that you would call a plant in everyday speech would be classed as 'vegetable'. Hence Venus Fly Trap is vegetable but not one you would eat. Unless it was trying to eat you... I thought the concept was thought up by the BBC but having just checked, it seems that this was previously a 'parlour' game in the US.
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2020
We used to play it on family road trips when I was a kid.
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Level 23
Oct 4, 2020
17!
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Level 53
Oct 4, 2020
Snap!
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Level 48
Oct 4, 2020
In short in matters vegetable, animal and mineral, I'm not the very model of a modern major general
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Level 58
Oct 4, 2020
Please change it to plants.
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Level 70
Oct 4, 2020
I got the last one wrong because I was thinking leek and not whelk and realised as I hit submit
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Level 49
Oct 4, 2020
Don't people know about Ptarmigans?
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Level 52
Oct 9, 2020
Really enjoyed this one - 100%.