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Jungle Quiz

Questions About Jungles

  1. The word jungle, meaning rough and arid, originates from which language?
  2. Tarzan of the Apes is a 1912 novel by which American writer?
  3. The Rumble in the Jungle was a 1974 historic boxing event held in which country?
  4. Who played the Tarzan-like jungle character in Carry on up the Jungle?
  5. Which animales have the nickname "The King of the Jungle"?

  6. What word starting with the letter 'c' describes the above ground area made up of the overlapping branches and leaves of the jungle's trees?
  7. Who is the boy hero of the The Jungle Book series of books?
  8. The law of the jungle is an expression and phrase first used in a poem by which writer?
  9. Which 1997 American comedy film directed by Sam Weisman is a spoof of Tarzan?
  10. Which animal's name is derived from two Malay words meaning "man of the forest"?
  11. Which island, the third largest island in the world, is almost entirely jungle?
  12. Which animal known as the "forest giraffe" looks like a cross between a deer and a zebra?
  13. Can you name the second-largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon?
  14. Are spider monkeys found in Africa, Indonesia, or South America?
  15. Starting with the letter 'r', what's the name for the black spots on a leopard's fur?
  16. The 100 mile section of impassible jungle called the Darien Gap can be found separating two countries, name one of these countries?
  17. Name any of the three African countries in which there are populations of mountain gorillas?
  18. The vast majority of an estimated 100 or more isolated tribes live in which country?
  19. Rafflesia arnoldii is found in the jungles of Indonesia - what is it?
  20. Weighing up to 550 pounds, what are the largest snakes in the world?
  21. Which 1950 film tells the story of a jewel robbery in a Midwestern city?


  1. Sanskrit
  2. Edgar Rice Burroughs
  3. Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  4. Terry Scott
  5. Lions (although they typically live in savannah and grassland)
  6. Canopy
  7. Mowgli
  8. Rudyard Kipling
  9. George of the Jungle
  10. Orangutan
  11. Borneo
  12. Okapi
  13. Congo Rainforest

  14. South America (also in Central America)
  15. Rosettes
  16. Colombia or Pananama
  17. Rwanda, Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo
  18. Brazil
  19. A flower - with the largest bloom in the world, which grows to 3 feet across
  20. Green anacondas
  21. The Asphalt Jungle