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Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?

Try to guess whether these things are animal, vegetable (plants), or mineral.
Quiz by joez
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Last updated: August 27, 2020
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First submittedJune 17, 2020
Times taken20,808
Average score75.0%
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1. Anthracite
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
2. Armadillo
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
3. Auk
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
4. Basalt
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
5. Buttercup
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
6. Coral
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
7. Copperhead
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
8. Edelweiss
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
9. Foxglove
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
10. Hyacinth
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
11. Onyx
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
12. Oryx
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
13. Ptarmigan
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
14. Quince
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
15. Schist
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
16. Sea Cucumber
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
17. Spiderwort
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
18. Stonefly
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
19. Venus Fly Trap
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
20. Whelk
Animal
Vegetable
Mineral
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Level 69
Aug 27, 2020
Cool quiz idea!
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Level 73
Aug 27, 2020
I was confused when I saw Edelweiss and the only option was vegetable, so I scrolled to see if I've missed something. Then I saw the quiz description. Is there a specific reason why the answers include vegetable and not simply a plant? Is it like a popular game or sth?
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Level 72
Aug 27, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Questions#:~:text=The%20most%20popular%20variant%20is,animal%2C%20vegetable%20or%20mineral%20kingdom. I think this is where it comes from; there was also a BBC show called Animal, Vegetable or Mineral.
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2020
It's more like the game twenty questions, and you ask Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral to see what the catagory their chosen word is in. So it could be any plant, even though it says vegetable.
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Level 61
Aug 28, 2020
Mineral is also broadly defined here, not its true definition.
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Level 72
Aug 27, 2020
I am the very model of a modern major general!
+5
Level 79
Oct 4, 2020
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2020
Onyx and Oryx had me stumped for a while, good choices for the quiz.
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Level 44
Aug 28, 2020
There's a show called 'World's toughest race: Eco-Challenge Fiji'. There's a team called 'Team Onyx'.They're a black team (not to be racist) and I was stumped on why they were called that
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Level 74
Oct 4, 2020
Why would that be racist
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Level 64
Aug 28, 2020
Onix is a pokemon
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Level 45
Sep 3, 2020
venus fly trap a vegetable?
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2020
The BBC radio game mentioned in a post above, Twenty Questions, would be widely known by older Brits. Contestants had to guess the person/object on the card and were told if it was animal, vegetable or mineral as the only clue.

The terms were used quite loosely, as per the sort of definition you might be taught at junior school.

Therefore anything that you would call a plant in everyday speech would be classed as 'vegetable'. Hence Venus Fly Trap is vegetable but not one you would eat. Unless it was trying to eat you...

I thought the concept was thought up by the BBC but having just checked, it seems that this was previously a 'parlour' game in the US.

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Level 88
Oct 4, 2020
We used to play it on family road trips when I was a kid.
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2020
In short in matters vegetable, animal and mineral, I'm not the very model of a modern major general
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2020
Please change it to plants.
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Level 76
Oct 4, 2020
I got the last one wrong because I was thinking leek and not whelk and realised as I hit submit
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Level 51
Oct 4, 2020
Don't people know about Ptarmigans?
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2020
Really enjoyed this one - 100%.
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Level 45
Nov 16, 2020
3:21, first try, i guessed on some so i cant believe i did it
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Level 74
Nov 16, 2020
I was delayed by the first one the most. Anthracyte, as hard coal, is most similar to a mineral, but it's made of compressed vegetable matter.
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Level 22
Feb 15, 2021
Im nanotechnology
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Level 57
Mar 24, 2021
Damn you quince!

I think I was thinking about quail..

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Level 54
Apr 2, 2021
Nice Quiz!
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Level 56
Apr 28, 2021
Maybe Plant instead of Vegetable...
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2022
This is my luckiest quiz ever, 20/20 as a non native speaker and I thought I was going to get 10 or so. ASHDKSFHJKHJK second biggest achievement in my life :)
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Level 43
May 16, 2023
Plant does not equal vegetable. That's what confused me on some questions....especially the Venus fly trap...