Where would you find Hadley and Ferrel cells?
How many chromosomes do human somatic cells have?
What is the Gaia hypothesis?
When you eat ‘hot’ foods such as chilli peppers you excite your tongue’s a) nociceptors, b) olfactory sensors or c) photoreceptors.
What is a PHEV?
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True or false? Identical twins have the same fingerprints?
For which of the following did Leonardo da Vinci not sketch a design? a) helicopter, b) odometer, or c) zip.
What is the link between a chicken’s eggs and its earlobes?
When is it hot enough to ‘fry an egg’?
How many times can aluminium be recycled?
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Quiz 21 Questions
What is the fastest growing tissue in the human body?
When you hit your funny bone, what are you actually hitting?
True or False: Chillies affect all animals in the same way.
When material is freeze-dried, water is extracted bypassing which of its states-of-matter?
Rank these blood cells in order of their average maximum lifespan whilst within the bloodstream, from longest to shortest: platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells.
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Quiz 20 Questions
If the sky is clear and the wind is dry, are you more likely to be within a high pressure system or a low pressure system?
When a flame becomes hot enough to ionise the gasses it?s giving off, what is produced?
True or False. The crust makes up less than 1% of the volume of the Earth.
How many hearts does a squid have?
What is the average speed of the world?s most powerful ocean current in centimetres per second: a) Less than 30, b) 30-50, c) 50-100, d) 100+?
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Quiz 19 Questions
Which is stronger, the male or female dung beetle?
How many women have been sent into space so far?
The flow of which ionised element within muscle cells causes them to contract or relax? a) chlorine, b) krypton, c) calcium, d) iron
Is a light year a measure of time or distance?
What is the main natural predator of coral around the Great Barrier Reef?
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Quiz 18 Questions
Approximately how many now-useless man-made objects larger than 10 centimetres currently orbit the Earth? a) 900, b) 19,000, c) 500,000, d) Over one million.
How long can turtles stay underwater?
True or False. The world?s oldest living individual tree is older than the pyramids.
What poisonous chemical is found in almonds?
Where do cane toads (
Bufo marinus)) naturally occur?
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Quiz 17 Questions
Why do mosquitoes drink blood?
True or false? You are taller in space than on Earth.
Rank the temperature of the following from highest to lowest: molten lava, surface of the Sun, peak temperature of lightning, the filament of a tungsten light bulb.
Which area of the human brain processes visual information?
Do aphids lay eggs or give birth to live young?
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Quiz 16 Questions
Where would you find a ‘Goldilocks zone’?
How many infectious diseases in humans have we eradicated through immunisation?
Rank the following in terms of their iron content: dung beetle, beef, termite, fish.
Where in the body are endorphins produced?
True or False? Whales have only one blowhole.
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Quiz 15 Questions
An oologist is an expert in what?
True or False. The iPod Nano is a product of nanotechnology.
Which of the following animals will explode themselves (autothysis) to defend against predators? a) squirrels, b) ants, c) frogs, d) blowfish
What is the loudest snoring ever recorded?
How much space will the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) take up?
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Quiz 14 Questions
What is an ephemeral wetland?
Do human babies have more or fewer bones than adults?
How do vultures keep their legs cool?
How many orbits around the Earth does the International Space Station complete per day? a) One, b) None – it is stationary, c) Less than 10, d) More than 10.
Of the seven continents that exist today, which has the oldest rocks?
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Quiz 13 Questions
In which area of science would you find elves and sprites?
True or false: Viruses can replicate outside of a host’s cells.
Place these in the order they appear in the periodic table: boron, silicon, calcium, potassium.
The ‘u-bend’ was introduced into toilets by whom?
By what process do bees produce honey from nectar? a) purification, b) regurgitation, c) denitrification, d) pollination
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Quiz 12 Questions
The Earth’s liquid outer core is comprised primarily of which two metals?
By changing a sound wave’s amplitude, are you changing its pitch, volume or timbre?
How can you make a rainbow disappear, without blotting out the Sun?
Which walks faster, a Christmas beetle or a dragonfly?
How high can a shortfin mako shark jump out of water? a) 1-2 metres, b) 3-4 metres, c) 5+ metres, d) mako sharks can’t jump!
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Quiz 11 Questions
What is the Pacific Ring of Fire?
Are the tears caused by cutting onions different from sadness tears?
What primary sense does the common barn owl (Tyto alba) use to hunt?
In 1851, the Foucault pendulum demonstrated what? (a) The Earth revolves around the Sun (b) The first perpetual motion machine (c) That grandfather clocks were still in fashion (d) The earth rotates on its own axis
What is the difference between rogue waves and tsunamis?
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Quiz 10 Questions
What are known as ‘ghost particles’, because they are so difficult to find?
Which two metals can be combined to produce brass?
What was special about the first second of 2009?
What is a bogie? (a) the wheels and undercarriage on a train (b) a pre-cancerous lump growing on the spinal column (c) a slang term for astronauts’ food packs (c) a measurement unit used in tsarist Russia.
For what can we thank the cactoblastis caterpillar?
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Quiz 9 Questions
What biological material is a rhinoceros horn made from?
Given a speed limit of 100km per hour, how long would it take to get to the International Space Station if it passed directly overheard?
Is the moon’s orbit; a) slowly getting bigger, b) staying the same, c) slowly getting smaller.
How many weeks of gestation must a foetus reach before it can be born and not be considered premature?
African Big Headed, Yellow Crazy and Tropical Fire are types of which animal?
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