Natural history quiz
The Natural History Quiz is the basement section of the Varrock Museum miniquest. It consists of 14 creature displays in which the player must answer 3 questions correctly in order to earn 2 kudos each for a total of 28.
Each of the rooms has a Natural historian who will give a lecture about each creature for which the quiz is based on.
To start the quiz, speak to Orlando Smith (or Mark Brodie if you have completed The World Wakes) in the centre of the room. Click on the plaque in front of a display to get a question. After answering 3 questions correctly, the quiz questions are replaced by the common name and scientific name of the animal.
The quickest way to answer the questions is to line up the cursor with the middle answer and the display while continuously select it.
- Correct: Nice job, mate. That looks about right.
- Wrong: Hmm, I don't think that's right, mate. Try again.
- Finished 3: Bonza, mate! I think that's all of them.
- Note: After finishing the quiz for each display, the questions will no longer be available.
- "This looks like some sort of quiz. I wonder if I can take part..." Getting this message means the player needs to talk to Orlando first.
Once all questions are complete, speak to Orlando again to receive 1000xp in both Hunter and Slayer. Note: If this is the first Slayer xp you have received, you won't receive a free enchanted gem from the Slayer masters during your first assignment and will need to pay 1 coin to buy one.
Starting in the north room and going clockwise, the creatures are:
North room[edit | edit source]
Lizard[edit | edit source]
Lacertilia Giganteus, Latin for "Giant lizard"
Display number 4
How does a lizard regulate body heat?
- Chilli sauce
Who discovered how to kill lizards?
- Admiral Bake
- The Slayer Masters
- The Wise Old Man
How many eyes does a lizard have?
What order do lizards belong to?
What happens when a lizard becomes cold?
- It becomes sleepy
- It becomes aggressive
- It explodes
Lizard skin is made of the same substance as?
Battle tortoise[edit | edit source]
Testudines Giganteus, Latin for "Giant tortoise"
Display number 3
What is the name of the oldest tortoise ever recorded?
What is a tortoise's favourite food?
Name the explorer who discovered the world's oldest tortoise.
- Admiral Bake
- Captain Cook
- Ensign Chef
How does the tortoise protect itself?
- Thick skin
- Hard shell
If a tortoise had twenty rings on its shell, how old would it be?
- Ten years
- Twenty years
- Sixty years
Which race breeds tortoises for battle?
Dragon[edit | edit source]
Draconis Rex, Latin for "king dragon"
Display number 1
What is considered a delicacy by dragons?
What is the best defence against a dragon's attack?
- Anti-dragon-breath shield
- Rune plate
How long do dragons live?
- Fifty years
Which of these is not a type of dragon?
What is the favoured territory of a dragon?
- Old battle sites
- Lumbridge Castle
Approximately how many feet tall do dragons stand?
Wyvern[edit | edit source]
Draconis Ossis, Latin for "bone dragon"
Display number 2
How did the wyverns die out?
- Climate change
- Marauding adventurers
How many legs does a wyvern have?
Where have wyvern bones been found?
- Ape Atoll
- Al Kharid
Which genus does the wyvern theoretically belong to?
What are the wyverns' closest relations?
What is the ambient temperature of wyvern bones?
- Room temperature
- Below room temperature
- Above room temperature
East room[edit | edit source]
Snail[edit | edit source]
Achatina Acidia Giganteus, Latin for "giant acid snail"
Display number 14
What is special about the shell of the giant Morytanian snail?
- It glows in the dark
- It is very tasty
- It is resistant to acid
How do Morytanian snails capture their prey?
- Aggressive marketing
- Spitting acid
- Hex them until they glow
Which of these is a snail byproduct?
- Fireproof oil
- A musical instrument
What does 'Achatina Acidia' mean?
- Giant acid-spitting snail
- Acid-spitting snail
- Giant cheese-spitting snail
How do snails move?
- Flapping their wings
- Contracting and stretching
- Hopping about
What is the 'trapdoor', which snails use to cover the entrance to their shells called?
- An operculum
- A caldarium
- A tavernium
Snake[edit | edit source]
Serpentes Fellis, Latin for 'serpent gallbladder'
Display number 13
What is snake venom adapted from?
- Ear wax
- Stomach acid
Aside from their noses, what do snakes use to smell?
If a snake sticks its tongue out at you, what is it doing?
- Being rude
- Seeing how you taste
- Seeing how you smell
If some snakes use venom to kill their prey, what do other snakes use?
Lizards and snakes belong to the same order - what is it?
Which habitat do snakes prefer?
- The desert
- The ocean
Opisthobranchia Alucinor, literally "Behind gill dream"
Display number 12
We assume that sea slugs have a stinging organ on their soft skin - what is it called?
Why has the museum never examined a live sea slug?
- The sea slugs are shy
- The researchers keep vanishing
- Sea slugs are extinct
What do we think the sea slug feeds upon?
What are the two fangs presumed to be used for?
- Defence or display
- Attacking prey
- Latching on to objects
Off of which coastline would you find sea slugs?
In what way are sea slugs similar to snails?
- They eat lettuce
- They move very slowly
- They have a hard shell
Monkey[edit | edit source]
Simiiformes Karamjan, Latin for "Karamjan primate"
Display number 11
Which type of primates do monkeys belong to?
Which have the lighter colour: Karamjan or Harmless monkeys?
- They are the same
Monkeys love bananas. What else do they like to eat?
There are two known families of monkeys. One is Karamjan, the other is...?
What colour mohawk do Karamjan monkeys have?
What have Karamjan monkeys taken a deep dislike to?
South room[edit | edit source]
Kalphiscarabeinae Pasha, Latin for 'kalphite-scarab', 'Pasha' is an Ottoman rank corresponding to 'Lord'
Display number 10
Kalphites are ruled by a...?
What is the lowest caste in kalphite society?
What are the armoured plates on a kalphite called?
Are kalphites carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores?
What are kalphites assumed to have evolved from?
- Scarab beetles
Name the prominent figure in kalphite mythology?
- Postie Pete
- Jorral the Historian
Terrorbird[edit | edit source]
Aves Terror literally 'Bird terror', correctly translated as Aves Formidonis
Display number 9
What is a terrorbird's preferred food?
Who use terrorbirds as mounts?
Where do terrorbirds get most of their water?
- Streams and rivers
- Licking trees
- Eating plants
How many claws do terrorbirds have?
What do terrorbirds eat to aid digestion?
How many teeth do terrorbirds have?
West room[edit | edit source]
Penguin[edit | edit source]
Spheniscidae Callidus, Latin for "Cunning Penguin"
Display number 8
Which sense do penguins rely on when hunting?
Which skill seems unusual for the penguins to possess?
- Planning, a reference to Cold War
How do penguins keep warm?
- A layer of fat
- Vigorous exercise
What is the preferred climate for penguins?
Describe the behaviour of penguins?
When do penguins fast?
- Just before dawn
- During breeding
- During the night
Mole[edit | edit source]
Giant Mole (Talpidae Wysonian, Latin for 'Mole of Wyson')
Display number 7
What habitat do mole prefer?
Why are moles considered to be an agricultural pest?
- They dig holes
- They eat food meant for livestock
- They attack farmers
Who discovered giant moles?
- Sir Tiffy Cashien
- Wyson the Gardener
What would you call a group of young moles?
- A litter
- A mess
- A labour
What is a mole's favourite food?
- Insects and other invertebrates
- Humans and gnomes
- Seeds and plant roots
Which family do moles belong to?
- The Malpidae family
- The Talpidae family
- The Falpidae family
Camel[edit | edit source]
Camelus Bactrian, Latin for "Bactrian camel"
Display number 6
What is produced by feeding chilli to a camel?
- An irate camel
- Toxic dung, a reference to The Feud
- An undead bactrian
If an ugthanki has one, how many does a bactrian have?
- Two referring to the number of humps.
Camels: herbivore, carnivore or omnivore?
What is the usual mood for a camel?
Where would you find an ugthanki?
- Al Kharid
Which camel byproduct is known to be very nutritious?
Leech[edit | edit source]
Giant Leech (Hirudinea Acidia, Latin for "Sharp")
Display number 5
What is the favoured habitat of leeches?
What shape is the inside of a leech's mouth?
Which of these is not eaten by leeches?
What contributed to the giant growth of Morytanian leeches?
- Healthy living
What is special about the Morytanian leeches?
- They sing
- They attack by jumping
- They have legs
How does a leech change when it feeds?
- It turns blue
- It starts singing
- It doubles in size