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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?
Tumor
Immune system deficiency
Thrombosis
All of these

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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