in

Quiz Love ItLove It CuteCute WINWIN

Mushroom Quiz: Yummy or Nasty?

Mushrooms (fungi), it seems, are neither animals nor plants, but something else again! As many of us know, the wide variety of mushrooms available can add greatly to the variety of our cuisine. But beware – some nasty fungi are lurking among the good ones! Do you know the tasty from the yucky? The healthful from the downright toxic? Take this quiz and find out ? Don’t forget to click on an emotion when you’re done!

If you like this quiz, be sure to check out my 99 Amazing Quizzes on a Wide Variety of Topics! – “Guaranteed to make you smarter!”

  • Question of

    Agaricus bisporus (common mushroom) is…

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Aleuria aurantia (orange peel fungus)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Lepiota castanea (chestnut dapperling)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Rubroboletus satanas (Satan’s bolete)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Auricularia auricula-judae (Jew’s ear, wood ear)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Entoloma rhodopolium (wood pinkgill)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Agaricus xanthodermus (yellow-stainer)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Agaricus augustus (the prince)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Coprinus comatus (shaggy ink cap)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Amanita caesarea (Caesar’s mushroom)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Boletus edulis (penny bun or cep)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Cantharellus (Chanterelle)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous
  • Question of

    Amanita phalloides (death cap)

    • Edible
    • Poisonous

Report

What do you think?

31 points

67 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. 6/13. Amazed that so many are edible; they looked toxic to me. I did see a woman in Nepal with a bowlful of colourful fungi, and worried that some or all were dangerous. Every country has it’s own kinds, I think… here in Australia a few years ago, an Asian Chef and his mates died after they’d eaten a fungus that wasn’t what they thought it was.
    So. Educational. Thank you. ( I still wouldn’t touch them.)

    1
    • That seems to be the general danger: mistaken identity because of misleading resemblances. I went on a one-day course a few autumns ago, learning to identify the good and evil wild fungi in our woodlands, but I still wouldn’t trust myself 🙂

Leave a Reply