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This quiz covers easy, common areas of science that high school and college graduates should be able to answer

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Alpha Decay

    • B. 

      Beta Decay

    • C. 

      Gamma Decay

    • D. 

      Fusion

    • E. 

      Electromagnetic Radiation

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Chimpanzees and Humans

    • B. 

      Chimpanzees and Gorillas

    • C. 

      Dolphins and Whales

    • D. 

      Dolphins and Sharks

    • E. 

      Dolphins and Humans

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Baryons

    • B. 

      Leptons

    • C. 

      Positrons

    • D. 

      Quarks

    • E. 

      Tachyons

  • 4. 
    COMPUTER SCIENCE: the number of transistors that can be inexpensively placed on an integrated circuit is increasing exponentially, doubling approximately every two years.
    • A. 

      Exponential Transistor Theory

    • B. 

      Costanza's Law

    • C. 

      Moore's Law

    • D. 

      Goldberg's Law

    • E. 

      The Copenhagen Principle

  • 5. 
    CHEMISTRY: A mole is a measurement that can be based on a common enumeration of:
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Photons

    • D. 

      Volume

    • E. 

      Atoms

  • 6. 
    BIOLOGY: The purpose of DNA in the cell is to:
    • A. 

      Be transcribed into mRNA.

    • B. 

      Be transcribed into rRNA.

    • C. 

      Be transcribed into tRNA.

    • D. 

      Act as an enzyme to catalyze reactions.

    • E. 

      Store the blueprint for different forms of carbohydrates.

  • 7. 
    PHYSICS: Light can be best described as. . .
    • A. 

      A stream of particles

    • B. 

      A wave.

    • C. 

      A vibration in the space-time continuum.

    • D. 

      A force

    • E. 

      Both particle and wavelike.

  • 8. 
    COMPUTER ENGINEERING / CHEMISTRY: Silicon is useful in microprocessors because it is a:
    • A. 

      Superconductor.

    • B. 

      Semiconductor.

    • C. 

      Insulator.

    • D. 

      Non-conductor.

    • E. 

      Electrical Disruptor.

  • 9. 
    PHYSICS: The Michelson-Moreley experiment was first correctly explained by.
    • A. 

      Galilean Relativity

    • B. 

      Special Relativity

    • C. 

      General Relativity

    • D. 

      Quantum Field Theory

    • E. 

      String Theory

  • 10. 
    BIOLOGY: What type of cell is can have chloroplasts, cell walls, and a well defined nucleus.
    • A. 

      Eukaryote

    • B. 

      Prokaryote

    • C. 

      Moneran

    • D. 

      Animal

    • E. 

      Fungi

  • 11. 
    GEOLOGY/CHEMISTRY: Diamonds are?
    • A. 

      A form of silicon created by extreme pressure.

    • B. 

      A form of lithium created by extreme heat.

    • C. 

      A form of carbon created by extreme pressures.

    • D. 

      A form of silicon created by fossilization.

    • E. 

      A form of carbon created by fossilization.

  • 12. 
    PHYSICS: What are the four basic forces of nature?
    • A. 

      Gravitational, Electromagnetic, Kinematic, Strong

    • B. 

      Motion, Potential Energy, Inertia, Momentum

    • C. 

      Strong, Weak, Gravitational, Electromagnetic

    • D. 

      Strong, Gravitational, Electric, Magnetic

    • E. 

      Earth, Air, Wind, Fire

  • 13. 
    BIOLOGY: The role of ribosomes is to:
    • A. 

      To synthesize a complementary strand of DNA using DNA as a template

    • B. 

      To synthesize proteins by assembling amino acids together into chains

    • C. 

      To synthesize a complementary strand of RNA using DNA as a template

    • D. 

      To synthesize a complementary strand of RNA using RNA as a template

    • E. 

      To regulate the amount of DNA in the cell.

  • 14. 
    CHEMISTRY: Tritium is an isotope of:
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Helium

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Radium

    • E. 

      Uranium

  • 15. 
    PHYSICS: Depleted Uranium
    • A. 

      Has less Uranium-235 isotope than natural Uranium.

    • B. 

      Has had Plutonium-239 Isotope added.

    • C. 

      Has more Uranium 235 isotope than natural Uranium.

    • D. 

      Has more Uranium 239 isotope than natural Uranium

    • E. 

      Is the oxidized material left over from yellow cake after the Uranium is removed.

  • 16. 
    MEDICINE: O+ blood can be transfused into people with which blood types?
    • A. 

      Any blood type.

    • B. 

      Only other O+ blood types.

    • C. 

      Any blood type that is RH+.

    • D. 

      Any blood type that is RH-

    • E. 

      AB+ only

  • 17. 
    ASTRONOMY: The visible debris around a black hole is referred to as an:
    • A. 

      Event Horizon

    • B. 

      Asteroid Belt

    • C. 

      Accretion Disk

    • D. 

      Ergosphere

    • E. 

      Dyson Sphere

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