Global Science And Nature Quiz

Global Science And Nature Quiz

1. What is oneirophobia the fear of? – Dreams

2. What is the lighest element? – Hydrogen

3. What animal is known as the ship of the desert? – The camel

4. What colour is cobalt? – Blue

5. What two-letter abbreviation in the computer industry stands for 1,048,576 bytes? – MB (for megabyte)

6. Which is the eighth planet from the sun? – Neptune

7. What is the most contagious disease in the world? – The common cold

8. Which planet was not discovered until 1930? – Pluto

9. What is the element Uranium named after? – The planet Uranus

10. What is the chemical symbol for the element Tin? – Sn

11. What is the smallest breed of dog? – Chihuahua

12. What does NASA stand for? – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

13. In computing what does RAM stand for? – Random Access Memory

14. In the American use of the word “trillion”, how many zeros are there if this was written out in
numerical form? – 12

15. What are the only two planets in the solar system which do not have moons? – Mercury and Venus

16. What is the more common name for Ethylene Glycol? – Antifreeze

17. What is a baby frog called? – Froglet

18. By what name is a modulator-demodulator better known as? – Modem

19. What is an Ishihara test used for? – To determine whether or not someone is colour blind.

20. Which of the following elements has a chemical symbol which does not begin with ‘S’? – Sodium

21. What is the common name for sodium bicarbonate? – Baking Soda

22. Other than humans, what are the only animals that have sex for pleasure? – Dolphins

23. What does ASCII stand for in computing? – American Standard Code for Information Interchange

24. What substance has the chemical formula C17 H21 O4 N? – Cocaine

25. How many chambers does the heart have? – 4

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26. How many eyes does a bee have? – Five

27. Approximately how many muscles are there in the human body? – 700

28. What is the name of the bone in a human’s thigh? – Femur

29. What was Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name? – Moon

30. Which of the following metallic elements has the lowest atomic number? – Silver

31. What name is given to the time of year when the sun is directly over the Equator at noon? – Equinox

32. What metallic element is the best conductor of electricity? – Silver

33. What was the name of the space mission that saw the Russians send the dog “Laika” into
space? Sputnik 2

34. In degrees Fahrenheit, what is the boiling point of water? – 212

35. What word is used to describe animals which can live on land or in water? – Amphibian

36. What is the chemical symbol for the element Barium? – Ba

37. How many pairs of ribs does a man have? – 12

38. The burning of what substance produces most of the world’s electricity? – Coal

39. Which element has the chemical symbol Li? – Lithium

40. Ophidiophobia is the fear of what type of creatures? – Snake

41. Which element has the chemical symbol Zn? – Zinc

42. How is trinitrotoluene better known? – TNT

43. What are commonly referred to as shooting stars? – Meteors

44. Which organ of the human body does Hepatitis affect? – Liver

45. What number on the Beaufort Scale represents a hurricane? – 12

46. What is pathophobia the fear of? – Illness

47. What nationality was scientist Marie Curie? – Polish

48. How is the medical condition of Lateral Epicondylitis more commonly known? – Tennis Elbow

49. What is the fear of horses called? – Hippophobia

50. What is the most common blood type in humans? – O

51. What is the distinguishing feature of a Manx cat? – It has no tail

52. The diameter of the Earth is approximately how many times bigger than the diameter of the
Moon? – 4

53. In computing, how many nibbles are there in one byte? – 4

54. Which element has the chemical symbol Po? – Polonium

55. What are only three animals which walk by moving their front and hind legs on one side, then
on the other? – Giraffe

56. What is the young of a deer called? – A fawn

57. What is the chemical symbol for the element Oxygen? – O

58. What is cryophobia the fear of? – The cold

59. True or False? An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain? – True

60. Which elements has the lowest atomic number? – Tungsten

61. What is the collective noun for a group of lions? – A pride

62. In the human body, what is the proper term for the thigh bone? – Femur

63. By what name is “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web” now known? – Yahoo

64. What is the distinctive feature of a Proboscis Monkey? – A long nose

65. What is the medical name for the funny bone? – Humerus

66. Which two metallic elements form the alloy bronze? – Tin and Copper

67. How many canine teeth does a human have? – Four

68. In the medical world, what do the initials ENT stand for? – Ear, Nose and Throat

69. What metal is also known as quicksilver? – Mercury

70. What acid is extracted from the juice of lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruit? – Citric

71. In mathematics, what does the letter “L” stand for in the abbreviation “LCD”? – Lowest

72. What name is given to a female horse aged four or under? – Filly

73. What is the largest land mammal in the world? – Elephant

74. What is the chemical symbol for the element Neon? – Ne

75. What is the chemical symbol for the element Gold? – Au

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76. What kind of animal is a saki? – Monkey

77. Which of the following does not mean the fear of surgery? – Rupophobia

78. What is the difference between a frog and a toad? – A frog hops or leaps, while a toad walks

79. In 1980 which electronics company demonstrated its latest invention, the compact disc? – Philips

80. What are the four principal types of tooth called? – Incisors, Canines, Pre-molars and Molars

81. Who shared a Nobel prize in 1945 for his discovery of the antibiotic penicillin? – Alexander Fleming

82. Sand consists of what two chemical elements? – Oxygen and Silicon

83. Is Sirius, which is also known as the Dog Star, the biggest, the brightest or the hottest star in
the sky? – Brightest

84. How many stomachs does a cow have? – Four

85. Where in the human body would you find the malleus, incus and stapes? – In the ear

86. What name is given to an area is Space where the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing can
escape it? – Black Hole

87. Which animal lives in a drey? – A squirrel

88. What is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? – Aluminium

89. What company was once known as “Quantum Computer Services Inc.”? – America Online

90. Which of the following planets has no moons? – Venus

91. In computing, what does the acronym ROM stand for? – Read Only Memory

92. What is the main element found in steel? – Iron

93. Which chemical element is most abundant in the air that we breathe? – Oxygen

94. Who performed the first human heart transplant? – Dr Christiaan Barnard

95. Which British scientist originated the theory of evolution based on natural selection? – Charles Darwin

96. What is the traditional Christmas flower? – Poinsettia

97. Where in the human body is the femur bone? – Leg

98. How many valves are there in the human heart? – 4

99. How many claws does a domestic cat have? – 18

100. Who discovered gravitation and invented calculus? – Isaac Newton

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