This quiz is as simple as its title! Look at the following words, and decide if they are names of fruits, fowl (birds), fish or mythical creatures similar to fairies. Have fun!
#1. What is an IBIS?
The ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, that inhabit wetlands, forests and plains. “Ibis” derives from the Latin and Ancient Greek word for this group of birds. It also occurs in the scientific name of the cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) mistakenly identified in 1757 as being the sacred ibis
#2. What is a KOBOLD?
A kobold (occasionally cobold) is a sprite stemming from Germanic mythology and surviving into modern times in German folklore.
Although usually invisible, a kobold can materialize in the form of an animal, a fire, a human being, and a candle. The most common depictions of kobolds show them as humanlike figures the size of small children. Kobolds who live in human homes wear the clothing of peasants; those who live in mines are hunched and ugly; kobolds who live on ships smoke pipes and wear sailor clothing.
#3. What is a BOBOLINK?
The bobolink is a small New World blackbird and the only member of the genus Dolichonyx. An old name for this species is the “rice bird”, from its tendency to feed on cultivated grains. Adults are 16–18 cm long with short finch-like bills and weigh about 28 g. Adult males are mostly black with creamy napes and white scapulars, lower backs, and rumps. Adult females are mostly light brown with black streaks on the back and flanks, and dark stripes on the head; their wings and tails are darker. The bobolink breeds in the summer in Northern America, with most of the summer range in southern Canada, often wintering in South America. Considered a pest by some farmers, the numbers of these birds are declining and are a species at risk throughout Canada.
#4. What is a CARAMBOLA?
Carambola, also known as star fruit or 5 fingers, is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to tropical Southeast Asia. The fruit is commonly consumed in parts of Brazil, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the South Pacific, Micronesia, parts of East Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean.
#5. What is a DACE?
The common dace is a species of freshwater and brackish water ray-finned fish from the family Cyprinidae which is native to Europe but which has been introduced to other parts of the world. It is a quarry species for coarse anglers.
#6. What is a MILLER'S THUMB?
Sculpins are bottom-dwelling, inactive fish. Most are found in shallow sea waters, though some live in deeper waters, and others, such as the miller’s-thumb (Cottus gobio), inhabit fresh water. The sculpins are of little value to humans, as they are not generally considered tasty. Some, such as the sea raven (Hemitripterus americanus), are of use as bait for lobster pots, and some are of negative importance as consumers of valuable shrimp and young salmon and trout.
#7. What is a ROBIN GOODFELLOW?
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow, is a character in William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Based on the Puck of English mythology, Puck is a mischievous fairy, sprite, or jester. He is the first of the main fairy characters to appear, and he significantly influences events in the play.
#8. What is an EGRET?
The little egret is a small, hyperactive ‘white heron’ with a slender black bill. First recorded from New Zealand in 1944, there are 2-3 little egrets present here most years, with single birds often staying at the same site for many consecutive years.
#9. What is a PUCK?
Puck, in medieval English folklore, a malicious fairy or demon. In Old and Middle English the word meant simply “demon.” In Elizabethan lore he was a mischievous, brownielike fairy also called Robin Goodfellow, or Hobgoblin.
#10. What is a LOQUAT?
The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is a tree native to China, in the rose family, that’s prized for its sweet fruit. Loquats are small, round fruits that grow in clusters. … Loquat fruit, seeds, and leaves are packed with powerful plant compounds and have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.
#11. What is a NISSE?
A nisse, tomte, tomtenisse, or tonttu is a mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. They are generally described as being short, having a long white beard, and wearing a conical or knit cap in gray, red or some other bright colour.
#12. What is a POMELO?
A pomelo is the largest variety of the citrus fruits. It has a thick yellow rind, and tastes somewhat like a grapefruit.
#13. What is a REMORA?
The remora, sometimes called suckerfish, is any of a family of ray-finned fish in the order Carangiformes. Depending on species, they grow to 30–110 cm long
#14. What is an AVADAVAT?
The red avadavat (Amandava amandava), red munia or strawberry finch, is a sparrow-sized bird of the family Estrildidae. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times
#15. What is an AMBERJACK?
Amberjack is an Atlantic and Pacific fish in the genus Seriola of the family Carangidae. They are a game fish, most often found in the warmer parts of the oceans. There are many variations of Amberjack, including greater amberjack, lesser amberjack, Almaco jack, yellowtail, and the banded rudderfish.