Think you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Put your survival skills to the test in this quiz!
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Think you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness if you are lost or stranded? Take this survival quiz and put your survival skills to the test. Good luck!
Can You Pass This Basic Survival Quiz? Questions
How long can a person survive without food?
Plants are one of the best sources of nutrition for an ordinary person in a survival situation.
Which of the following might help you survive, even if you lack the others?
A comprehensive survival kit
A positive mental attitude
You were hiking one day and got lost in the woods. You have been without supplies for almost a day. Which of these is NOT one of your top priorities at the moment?
Finding and rendering water safe to drink is essential to survival. Which of the following methods is considered to be the best way to make water safe to drink?
Just look for a running stream - if it's flowing it's safe to drink
Leave it in the sun - UV radiation will destroy any bacteria
You are walking through the woods when you encounter a bear. The best course of action is to avoid eye contact and slowly back away.
What type of bear is the most dangerous?
An adolescent male
A fully grown male
A mother bear
You're on a commercial sight-seeing flight over the Rockies when your light aircraft develops engine failure and crashes on a hillside. Apart from minor cuts and bruises you are uninjured but the other passengers and crew are dead. Your best chance of survival is to do what?
Get as far from the crash site as you can - it could explode
Scavenge survival equipment from the wreck and remain nearby
Gather your equipment and walk to safety, you're uninjured!
Which of the following should be avoided when selecting a site to construct a shelter?
Provides protection against wild animals and rocks and dead trees that might fall
It must be large enough and level enough for you to lie down comfortably
Should be directly next to a river - water is vital
It's a cold dark night in the woods after you've walked all day looking for rescue. You build a quick shelter and find yourself beginning to fall asleep. What should you do?
Get up and start walking again
Go ahead and fall asleep
Close your eyes for 30-second intervals
An important survival skill is knowing how to light a fire. Fire provides warmth, light, protection from predators and a psychological boost. Which of the following items could be used to start fire in a survival situation?
Bow and drill
Flint and steel
All of these
You find yourself lost in the wilderness while hiking, hunting, or camping. You remember bragging to your friends and family about how much fun you'd have at the place you were going, but now the fun has ended and you need to get home. What is the first thing that you should do (if there is no imminent danger)?
Stay put and wait for someone to find you
Hunt for food
Go off in search of civilization
You are swimming in the ocean when you turn to see a bull shark rushing at you and is about to attack. What should you do?
Make lots of splashes in the water
Lie perfectly still pretending to be dead
You've been bitten by a snake, which may be venomous. Which of these should you NOT do?
Keep the wound below the level of the heart
Cover the wound with a loose dressing
Try to suck out the venom
When in the cold, it is important to always wear several layers of thick clothing at all times, even if you get overheated.
You're walking down the sidewalk when you see a large aggressive dog growling at you. What do you do?
Keep walking. It'll move out of your way
Scare it away by shouting and throwing things at it
Avoid looking it in the eyes and slowly walk away
Why are maps of sandy deserts not always reliable?
They are rarely updated
All sandy deserts look the same
Winds blowing the sand can change the landscape
Which list of survival tasks is prioritized in the correct order (assuming temperate climate)?
Locate food, locate water, build shelter, build fire, tend to injuries
Locate Water, build shelter, tend to injuries, build fire, locate food
Address injuries, build shelter, build fire, locate water, locate food