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Mushroom Trivia

written by: pantera182
 
There are approximately 14,000 described species of mushrooms on the planet. Find out some interesting facts about them.

Question 1:


What kind of medical problems are shiitake mushrooms beneficial for according to various studies?
All of these
Thrombosis
Immune system deficiency
Tumor

Question 2:


What 's another name for the chaga mushroom, a parasitic fungus growing mainly on birch trees?
Black sparrow
Ashy mushroom
All of these
Cinder conk

Question 3:


What does the name of the Maitake mushroom mean?
Dancing mushroom
Born from the rain
Mother of earth
Lover of he dawn

Question 4:


Oyster mushrooms are used to treat what medical condition?
Measles
Viral infections
Liver disease
High cholesterol levels

Question 5:


To what continent is the poisonous mushroom known as death cap indigenous?
North America
Australia
Asia
Europe

Question 6:


Which of these mushrooms is a wild form of the Enokitake mushroom, used in Asian cuisines?
Winter mushrooms
Velvet stem
All of these
Velvet foot

Question 7:


What important vitamin do button mushrooms, a.k.a. common mushrooms, contain?
Vitamin B5
Vitamin D
All of these
Vitamin B3

Question 8:


What is the color of the mushroom known as flower-pot parasol and plantpot dapperling?
Green
Pink
Yellow
Purple

Question 9:


In what climate zone does the popular Parasol mushroom grow?
All of these
Tropical
Boreal
Temperate

Question 10:


How did the shaggy ink cap mushroom get its interesting name?
None of these
Because its cap is black and messy
Because it secretes a black liquid and its cap looks like a shaggy hairdo
Because it has been formerly used in ink production

 


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