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Famous Trees in Nature and Fiction

Identify these well-known trees which may or may not exist in the real world.
Quiz by dug28
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Last updated: June 7, 2020
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First submittedMay 22, 2020
Times taken14,458
Average score60.0%
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Type of tree whose leaf appears on the Canadian flag
Maple
Tree which Harry Potter and Ron Weasley crash into with a car
Whomping Willow
Forbidden fruit grew on this tree in the Garden of Eden
Tree of the knowledge
of good and evil
In the summer of 1666, Isaac Newton reportedly saw this type of fruit fall
from what became known as "the gravity tree"
Apple
Robin Hood is said to have taken shelter inside the hollow trunk of this massive tree
Major Oak
Race of tree-like beings in "The Lord of the Rings"
Ents
In a well-known myth, a 6-year-old George Washington took a hatchet to this type
of tree and later confessed, "I can’t tell a lie. I did cut it…"
Cherry
This tree appeared in both the title and the cover photo of a 1987 album by U2
The Joshua Tree
These trees grow in both Madagascar and the fictional planet of "The Little Prince"
Baobab
Tree-like being in "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Groot
World's oldest type of tree
Bristlecone pine
Name of the oldest known individual of that species, germinated c. 2833 BC
(hint: a Bible character)
Methuselah
This tree was the subject of a well-known book by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree
This Giant Sequoia is the world’s largest tree, measured by volume
General Sherman
Popular spice made from a type of tree bark. Europeans of the Middle Ages
had no idea that it came from Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon
At least 3/4 of this type of tree have been lost in Europe and the Americas
since 1930 due to a "Dutch" disease
Elm
In Norse mythology, this tree connects the nine worlds
Yggdrasil
Japanese loanword for a small tree grown to mimic the shape of a larger tree
Bonsai
Person who gained enlightenment sitting under the Bodhi tree
Buddha
When Noah released a dove from the ark, it came back with a branch of this tree
Olive
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2020
Congrats on your 8th featured quiz! Unfortunately for me when this quiz goes on the front page you will pass me in takes, but you definitely deserve to! Your quizzes are amazing, keep it up!
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2020
Thanks Jato! Very kind of you to say.
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2020
How did i get 5/5 points for only beating 45.5% by getting only getting 11/20 correct?
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Level 57
Jun 4, 2020
It might be because you were very early to take this quiz, and you might have scored a high percentile.
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Level 87
Jun 6, 2020
How did 2/5 of people Yggdrasil the 1st time taking the quiz?
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Level 88
Jun 7, 2020
I don't know, but I remembered Yggdrasil from Dragon Quest XI.
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2020
Yup. I got 3/5 for 16 correct.
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Level 86
Jun 7, 2020
@someone2018, are you surprised that 2/5 of people got it right or that 3/5 didn't? It's actually at 26% guessed correctly at the moment. I have a long-standing interest in Norse mythology so it was obvious to me, but I think a quarter of quiz takers knowing the answer seems about right.
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2021
Yggdrasil is a pretty well-known thing if you're interested in Norse mythology, which I am. Neil Gaiman mentions it in some of his writing and Thor mentions it in the MCU movies.
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Level 55
Oct 3, 2020
Lol you're lucky you did it early. I got 11/20 and got 1/5 points lol
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2020
Nice quiz. I got 16 answers, would have been 17, but I didn't know that Metusalem is spelled Methuselah in English. Maybe you could consider accepting Metusalem/Methusalem as well?
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Level 86
Jun 7, 2020
Ha, Methusalem would be a great name for a Judeo-Christian retirement community.
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2020
Can you accept "World Tree" as a type-in for Yggdrasil? It's not a problem to spell, it's just that it feels right to have a type-in because I, in my beginnings of mythology, always knew it as the World Tree and learnt its actual name later.
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Level ∞
Jun 7, 2020
World Tree will work now.
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2020
Who else had trouble spelling “baobab”? I tried “boabab”, “bobaob”, “babaob”, “baboab”, “boboab”, “boabob” and “baobob” before finally getting “baobab”.
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Level 68
Jun 9, 2020
Took me several tries before accidentally spelling it different and it worked
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2021
Today was the first time I actually spelled it right, much to my amazement. I normally type baobao and get stuck there.
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Level 86
Jun 7, 2020
All of the answers are types of trees or names of trees, except the penultimate one. the clue should read, "Buddha gained enlightenment while sitting under this tree," with the answer "Bodhi tree." I think this would keep the consistency and isn't overly difficult.
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Level ∞
Jun 7, 2020
Can't because the Bodhi tree is also known as the Bo tree (which people will demand we accept). Unfortunately, this will be filled in when people start typing Bonsai.
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Level 84
Jun 8, 2020
Quizmaster - always studying all the angles!
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Level 76
Jun 9, 2020
It probably triggered his early-warning defense system.
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Level 65
Jun 14, 2020
Perhaps you could consider Methusela without the finishing "h." I tried several spellings, but none with an "h" at the end.
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Level 67
Jun 8, 2020
I am Groot.
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Level 76
Jun 9, 2020
Why did I think his name was Twig?
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Level 44
Jul 7, 2020
Could you add Bodhisatva or Bodhisattva as an option for Buddha? It's the official term?
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Level 70
Dec 18, 2020
Would it be possible to accept Boab for Baobab as well. Thanks :)
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Level 46
Sep 27, 2022
Could not spell Yggdrasil for the life of me - great quiz
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Level 61
Nov 21, 2022
Suggest you accept World Ash for yggdrasil.
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2023
Fantastic.
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Level 56
Jan 14, 2023
'In Nature and Fiction'... you should also have included 'myth'.
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Level 57
Jan 14, 2023
Can there please be more type ins for Methuselah? I knew it was the answer but couldn't remember how to spell it.
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Level 71
Jan 14, 2023
Sorry to nitpick, but the Joshua Tree is a succulent, not a tree.
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2023
And now, No 3: The Larch. The Larch.
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Level 55
Jan 23, 2023
I FORGOT GROOT