Types of Arachnids: Spiders, Scorpions & Mites


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In your Midwestern home, you need to go out into the shed to get a box of tools. When you enter, you see a spider scuttle into the darkness. Before it runs away, you notice a violin pattern on its back. Which of the following spiders did you most likely see?

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1. A bite by which of the following scorpions can result in death?

2. You go to the doctor to check out a red, itchy rash you've developed. When your doctor looks over your skin, she notices you have a small arachnid living with you. Which of the following is the species your doctor most likely found?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz and worksheet assess your knowledge of different kinds of arachnids. This quiz requires you to be familiar with arachnids that can cause death and those that look frightening, but are not harmful.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • The type of spider with a violin pattern on its back
  • A scorpion whose bite can result in death
  • The species that can cause a red, itchy rash
  • A large, black scorpion that's not poisonous to humans
  • A giant arachnid that's found on the forest floor

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different kinds of arachnids
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about giant arachnids found on the forest floor and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of scorpion whose bite can result in death

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled Types of Arachnids: Spiders, Scorpions & Mites. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • An overview of what arachnids are
  • The sizes of different spiders
  • What 'ectoparasites' are