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Snakes Quiz


  1. Can you name the largest snake in the world by weight?
  2. True or false? Most sea snakes are non-venomous?
  3. The Inland Taipan, the most venomous snake in the world, is native to which country?
  4. There are three species of snake native to the UK. The adder and smooth snake are two, what's the third?

  5. Popular as pets, which species of snake gets its name from their historical regular presence near North American grain stores?
  6. What type of python species native to South and Southeast Asia is the world's longest snake?
  7. The female of which snake species is the only snake to build a nest for her eggs?
  8. What word is the collective noun for rattlesnakes and also a ballroom dance?
  9. Which feared snake is also the longest species of venomous snake in Africa?
  10. How many penises does a male snake have?
  11. Which country has the most deaths due to snakes each year?
  12. What is the process called ecdysis, which occurs between four and 12 times a year?
  13. A very common pet, which python gets its name from its tendency to curl up when frightened or stressed?
  14. The boa constrictor is native to which continent?
  15. The eastern diamondback, which can measure up to 8 feet in length, is what type of snake?
  16. Herpetophobia, is the fear of all reptiles. What name is given to the fear of snakes?
  17. Which country has no native land snakes but its northern waters are occasionally visited by the yellow-bellied sea snake?
  18. The largest rattlesnake is called the "Eastern" what?


  1. Anaconda (the common or green anaconda)
  2. False. Most are venomous
  3. Australia
  4. Grass snake
  5. Corn snakes
  6. The reticulated python
  7. King cobra
  8. Rhumba
  9. Black mamba
  10. Two penises
  11. India (an estimated 1.2 million people have died from snake bites in India in the last 20 years)
  12. Shedding skin
  13. Ball python
  14. South America
  15. Rattlesnake
  16. Ophidiophobia
  17. New Zealand
  18. Eastern diamondback