Lobster Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge of Maine’s famous crustacean with this quiz!


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#1. The chief U.S. lobster fishing area is:

#2. Lobsters are usually around 8 inches long when they are caught. They can grow as long as:

#3. They can weigh up to 45 pounds. When caught, most weigh around:

#4. Female lobsters are called:

#5. Male lobsters are called:

#6. The blood of a lobster is:

#7. A baby lobster looks like its parents:

#8. In the 5 to 7 years it takes a lobster to grow to legal size, it will have molted about ___ times:

#9. When molting the lobster removes its old shell by:

#10. How much does a lobster grow each time it sheds its shell?

#11. After molting, it takes 6-8 weeks for the new shell to harden, during this time the lobster:

#12. Most live lobsters are greenish-brown to black in color because of many different color pigments. Why do they turn red when they are cooked?

#13. What does a lobster use to locate food?

#14. What are "culls"?

#15. The lobster has 2 large claws. The club claw is larger than the other and is used for crushing. The smaller one, called the quick claw, has sharp, tooth-like projections and is used for seizing and tearing prey. The club claw is always:

#16. What happens when lobster loses a claw?