Poison vs Venom Quiz Answers

Did you take the poison vs venom quiz, found here? If not, test yourself before crossing the jump. Let me know how you did in the comments!

If you guessed that all the critters listed were toxic, you’re right.

Poison, Venom, or Non-Toxic?

Portuguese Man o’ War Jellyfish: VENOMOUS

Male Platypus: VENOMOUS

Fire-bellied Newt: POISONOUS

Blue-ringed Octopus: VENOMOUS

Gila Monster: VENOMOUS

Monarch Butterfly: POISONOUS

The Hooded Pitohui, a New Guinean bird: POISONOUS

Black Widow: VENOMOUS


Posted on August 17, 2010, in Biology/Ecology, Versus and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Ooo, I only got 3 right. Having the non-toxic option really messed me up!


    Which ones did you get right? I’m always surprised and fascinated when I find out an animal is toxic that I didn’t know what toxic. Like a bird. Or a platypus.

  3. PS Thanks for taking my quiz!!! :) :)

  4. Blue Ringed Octopus bites and injects, why are you calling this poisonous?

    • Jason, you are totally right! I thought the Blue Rings secreted a poison from their skin, but you are correct – they inject venom, which can kill a grown human in minutes. Thank you for catching that! I’ve corrected it above.

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