This quiz is about things that are puffy, scruffy, and fluffy. Will you fluff the answers, or get a perfect score?

#1. Marshmallows are a delicious treat, but what are they named after?

Marshmallow was originally made from the root of a mallow plant (Althaea officinalis), which grows in the marshes.

#2. Which of these is NOT a type of cloud?

Magnus is not a type of cloud.

#3. Which of these minerals is the softest?

In order from softest to hardest, it’s talc, quartz, topaz, and diamond.

#4. There are 5 main elements that human hair is made of. Which of these is NOT in the top 5?

Human hair is mostly made of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulfur.

#5. What do puffball fungi release when they burst?

Puffball fungi release a cloud of spores when they burst.

Was I right?


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