Fungus Fact and Fiction Quiz

Q1. How many large fungus species occur in Europe (approx)
1000
10,000
100,000
Q2. Ectomycorrhizal fungi are associated with...
Sand dunes and other well-drained land
The roots of trees and bushes
Swamps and marshes
Q3. Which is from the Cortinariales group?
Crepidotus mollis, the Peeling Oysterling
Armillaria mellea, the Honey Fungus
Lactarius torminosus, the Woolly Milkcap
Q4. Which causes most poisoning deaths?
Amanita phalloides
Gyromitra esculenta
Inocybe geophylla
Q5. To which group do puffball fungi belong? 
Basidiomycetes
Ascomycetes
Zygomycetes
Q6. How many spores are produced by a bolete (approx)...
5,000
5,000,000
5,000,000,000
Q7. Which of these genera contains the most species?
Cortinarius
Amanita
Russula
Q8. Which is a characteristic of Agaricus fungi?
The caps are always umbonate
The gills are always pure white
The stem easily detaches from the cap
Q 9. Before eating them, fungi should be...
Cleaned and cooked without delay
Soaked overnight in warm soapy water
Stored in the dark for three to four days
Q 10. Pholiota alnicola is flourishing due to:
Warmer winters in recent years
Phytopthora disease killing alder trees
Its natural resistance to fungicides

The correct answers are:



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