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Caves Trivia

Quiz: Test your knowledge of caves

  1. What is the term for the recreational pastime of exploring wild cave systems?
  2. The amazing Carlsbad Caverns are in which country?
  3. Which cave system in France is known for its prehistoric art?
  4. What is the name for the mineral formations that rise from the floor of caves?
  5. Through which limestone caverns near Wells in Somerset does the River Axe flow?

  6. In which hills are the Cheddar Gorge Caves situated?
  7. Which complex of caves are also known as the National Showcaves Centre for Wales?
  8. Which cavern in Derbyshire takes its name from a semi-precious mineral locally used in jewellery?
  9. Can you name the longest known cave system in the world which is in Kentucky, USA?
  10. What is the name of the famous sea cave on the island of Staffa, Scotland?
  11. Which UK city has over 800 caves hidden beneath its streets and is known as 'The City of Caves'?
  12. Most caves are formed by the dissolution of what rock?
  13. Can you name the most common mineral in a stalactite, which also defines 3 on the Mohs scale?
  14. Which word describes a person who lives in a cave and also a person with bad social skills?


  1. Spelunking
  2. United States
  3. Lascaux
  4. Stalagmites
  5. Wookey Hole Caverns
  6. Mendip Hills
  7. Dan-yr-Ogof Caves
  8. The Blue John Cavern
  9. Mammoth Cave
  10. Fingal's Cave
  11. Nottingham
  12. Limestone
  13. Calcite
  14. Troglodyte