Whale of a Quiz

How much do you know about nature's largest mammal? Answer these questions about whales' place in pop culture and find out.

1 of 10
What type of whale was pop culture's most famous, Moby Dick?
Humpback Whale
Sperm Whale
Right Whale
Narwhale
2 of 10
What type of whale is ridden during the 2002 movie Whale Rider?
Humpback Whale
Sperm Whale
Right Whale
Narwhale
3 of 10
How did the 2005 movie The Squid and the Whale get its name?
A scene where two characters dress as a squid and a whale for a costume party
A child's animal report written during the movie
A display at the Natural History Museum featuring a squid and a whale
A children's book the main characters read throughout the movie
4 of 10
In a classic Pixar movie, a character played by what actress claims she can speak whale?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Joan Cusack
Holly Hunter
Ellen DeGeneres
5 of 10
What band wrote “Whale Song,” an anthem against the whaling industry that was originally released on the Music for our Mother Earth compilation?
Bon Jovi
Rush
Pearl Jam
Phish
6 of 10
The crew of the Enterprise had to travel back in time to retrieve two whales before they went extinct in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. What species of whales did they save?
Humpback Whale
Sperm Whale
Right Whale
Narwhale
7 of 10
What Douglas Adams book features a sperm whale that appears momentarily before falling to the ground and exploding?
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Mostly Harmless
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
8 of 10
While pretending to be a marine biologist in a classic Seinfeld episode, George Costanza saves a whale by pulling what object from its blowhole?
A baseball
His keychain
A pebble
A golf ball
9 of 10
What was the name of the orca whale that played Free Willy, arguably pop culture's second most famous whale?
Keiko
Elsie
Willy
Nuncio
10 of 10
What ride at Disneyland carries this warning: “Some scenes are quite dark, and the appearance of being caged or eaten by a whale may be scary for some children?”
Pinocchio's Daring Journey
Splash Mountain
Tarzan's Treehouse
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage