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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
Thrombosis
Immune system deficiency
All of these

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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?
Pink
Yellow
Green
Purple

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


How did the shaggy ink cap mushroom get its interesting name?
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
None of these

 


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