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Natural science Trivia

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  • What does a dendrochronologist use to establish dates?
    Ice cores
    Tree rings
    Solar eclipses
    Carbon isotopes
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  • Which of the following is used in pencils?
    Graphite
    Charcoal
    Phosphorous
    Silicon
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  • Which of these gases is not known as a green house gas?
    Methane
    Carbon dioxide
    Hydrogen
    Nitrous oxide
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  • The hardest substance available on earth is _________.
    Diamond
    Gold
    Iron
    Platinum
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  • The average salinity of sea water is ________.
    2.5%
    3%
    3.5%
    2%
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  • Which planet has the most moons?
    Jupiter
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  • If you get scurvy, what vitamin are you deficient in?
    Vitamin C
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  • What is equal to mass times acceleration?
    Force
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  • Who wrote A Brief History of Time?
    Stephen Hawking
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  • Which frozen gas forms dry ice?
    Carbon dioxide
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  • What does a chronometer measure?
    Time
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  • What is the part of the eye called that's coloured and surrounds the pupil?
    The iris
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  • For which animal is the Latin word lupine used?
    The wolf
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  • What type of sugar does the brain need for energy?
    Glucose
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  • Alopecia causes what to be lost from the body?
    Hair
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  • What makes up between 0.5 per cent and three per cent of the dry weight of tobacco?
    Nicotine
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  • In computer science, what does USB stand for?
    Universal Serial Bus
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  • When was the idea of the atom first introduced?
    1050
    1942
    1791
    450 B.C.
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  • An earthquake that measures 8 on the Richter Scale would be how many times stronger than an earthquake that measures 4 on the same scale?
    1,000 stronger
    2 times stronger
    4 times stronger
    10,000 times stronger
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  • In what type of matter are atoms most tightly packed?
    All are the same
    Liquids
    Gases
    Solids
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  • In 2004, what was discovered on the island of Flores in Indonesia?
    A tribe whose members live over 150 years
    A plant with a mammal-like brain
    A living dinosaur
    The remains of a hobbit-sized human species
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  • Hurricanes only form over _____.
    Cold water
    Warm water
    Cold land
    Warm land
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  • Where are your taste buds located?
    All of these
    Your tongue
    Your esophagus
    Your cheek
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  • Which of the following means "rain" when added to a cloud's name?
    Alto
    Nimbus
    Cirrus
    Strato
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  • How many brains did a Stegosaurus have?
    2
    3
    1
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  • What instrument is used to measure wind speed?
    A barometer
    A fanometer
    An altimeter
    An anemometer
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  • Which of the following has the largest brain?
    A human
    A rhinoceros
    A neanderthal
    A gorilla
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  • Where are the three smallest bones in the human body?
    The middle ear
    The toes
    The eyes
    The nose
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  • Who invented the first battery?
    Alessandro Volta
    Benjamin Franklin
    Nikola Tesla
    Luigi Galvani
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  • What layer of the Earth's atmosphere makes radio communications possible?
    The thermosphere
    The ionosphere
    The stratosphere
    The exosphere
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  • What is a hummingbird's heart rate?
    600 beats per minute
    240 beats per minute
    170 beats per minute
    1,260 beats per minute
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  • What did Albert Einstein win the Nobel Prize for in 1921?
    Wave-particle duality
    Zero-point energy
    Relativity
    The photoelectric effect
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  • How many teeth does an adult human have?
    32
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  • The earth has three layers of varying temperatures. What are its three layers?
    The crust, mantle, and core
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  • What is the hottest planet in the solar system?
    Venus
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  • What is the rarest blood type?
    AB negative
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  • What do bees collect and use to create honey?
    Pollen or nectar
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  • What part of a plant conducts photosynthesis?
    The leaf
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  • What’s the boiling point of water?
    100 degrees Celcius
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  • What tissues connect the muscles to the bones?
    Tendons
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  • Who was the scientist to propose the three laws of motion?
    Isaac Newton
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  • Animals that eat both plants and meat are called what?
    Omnivores
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  • Diabetes develops as the result of a problem with which specific organ in the body?
    The pancreas
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  • True or false: sound travels faster in air than in water.
    False
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  • This planet spins the fastest, completing one whole rotation in just 10 hours. Which planet is it?
    Jupiter
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  • How many elements are there in the periodic table?
    118
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  • True or false: male seahorses give birth to their young, not the females.
    True
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  • The oldest living tree is 4,843 years old and can be found where?
    California
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  • Dolly was the first ever living creature to be cloned. What type of animal was she?
    A sheep
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  • Discovered by Alexander Fleming, this is now used to treat infections and is considered one of the most important discoveries in the field of medical science. What is it?
    Penicillin
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  • What is a geiger counter used to measure?
    Radiation
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  • True or false: your hair and your nails are made from the same material.
    True
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  • True or false: the graduated cylinder is a tool that’s used to measure fluid volume.
    True
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  • True or false: A penny is made mostly of zinc
    True
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  • Space travelers from the United States are called astronauts. From Russia, they’re called cosmonauts. Where are taikonauts from?
    China
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  • What will two particles of opposing charges do – repel or attract?
    Attract
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