Seed Trivia Challenge Game

Welcome to the seed trivia challenge. Test your knowledge by answering the questions below to see how much you know about seeds.


Question 01: What percentage of the human diet is comprised directly of seeds?

     We do not eat seeds.

Question 02: What is the longest storage period (verified through direct carbon dating of the seed testa once germination was complete) known to have maintained a seed in the viable state?

     5 months
     2 years
     10 years
     120 years
     2000 years

Question 03: What species holds the record for the oldest known storage period (carbon dated testa following successful completion of germination and seedling establishment) maintaining seed viability?

     Zea mays (maize)
     Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)
     Phoenix dactylifera (Date palm)
     Oryza sativa (domestic rice)
     Solanum tuberosum (true potato seed)

Question 04: What species produces the largest known seed by weight?

     Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)
     Lodoicea maldivica (coco-de-mer palm)
     Cocos nucifera (Coconut palm)
     Victoria cruziana (Giant water lily)
     Theobroma cacao (Cocoa tree)

Question 05: What percentage of the total cost of producing a modern day soybean crop is represented by the cost of the seed used to sow the crop?


Question 06: Question: What is the record number of seeds found in the seed capsule of certain epiphytic orchids of the tropical rain forest?