Science Trivia: Ultimate Facts! Quiz

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Science has given us breakthroughs about the universe we live in and solved many problems affecting the environment, be it in medicine or other fields’ science is important. How much do you know about this community and some of its breakthroughs? All the best and see you in class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Science is a body of knowledge:
    • A. 

      Describes order in nature

    • B. 

      Is an ongoing activity of humans

    • C. 

      Condenses knowledge into testable laws

    • D. 

      All of the above choices are correct

    • E. 

      None of the above choices are correct

  • 2. 
    Eratosthenes learned about the position of the sun on June 22 by:
    • A. 

      Consulting library information

    • B. 

      Setting up a stick at Syene

    • C. 

      Setting up a stick at Alexandria

    • D. 

      Setting up sticks at both Syene and Alexandria

    • E. 

      None of the above choices are correct

  • 3. 
    The easiest way for you to measure the distance between the Earth and the moon is to place in your line of sight to the moon a:
    • A. 

      Magnifying glass

    • B. 

      Coin

    • C. 

      Telescope

    • D. 

      Meter stick

  • 4. 
    The safest way for you to view the sun is with:
    • A. 

      A telescope

    • B. 

      Binoculars

    • C. 

      Pinhole images

    • D. 

      Colored sunglasses

  • 5. 
    The scientific method is most effective in:
    • A. 

      Making hypotheses

    • B. 

      Gaining, organizing, and applying new knowledge

    • C. 

      Discovering new things

    • D. 

      Making theories

    • E. 

      Performing experiments

  • 6. 
    In science, an educated guess is a:
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Theory

    • C. 

      Both of these

  • 7. 
    In science, facts
    • A. 

      Are absolute

    • B. 

      May change

    • C. 

      Mean very little

    • D. 

      Are more important than theories

  • 8. 
    The synthesis of a large collection of information that contains well-tested and verified hypotheses about certain aspects of the world is known as scientific:
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Law or principle

    • D. 

      Theory

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    In science, a theory is:
    • A. 

      An educated guess

    • B. 

      Less than a fact

    • C. 

      A synthesis of a large body of well-tested knowledge

    • D. 

      Unchangeable

  • 10. 
    When a scientist is dishonest and reports false information, he or she:
    • A. 

      Like in so many other professions, will be excused by the scientific community.

    • B. 

      Gets no second chance in the scientific community

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a scientific statement?
    • A. 

      The moon is made of green cheese

    • B. 

      There are things we will never know about

    • C. 

      Matter is filled with undetectable particles

    • D. 

      There are parts of the universe that will never be found by man

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    A scientific hypothesis may turn out to be right or it may turn out to be wrong. If it is a valid hypothesis, there must be a test for proving it.
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Wrong

  • 13. 
    The statement, "There are regions beneath the Earth's crust that will always be beyond the reach of scientific investigation," is a
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Speculation

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Scientific statement

    • E. 

      Theory

  • 14. 
    Science, art, and religion do not contradict one another because:
    • A. 

      All three have different domains

    • B. 

      If you choose the right one, you can forget the other two

    • C. 

      If you choose religion and art, you can forget about science

    • D. 

      If you choose science, you can forget about religion and art

  • 15. 
    A truly educated person is knowledgeable about:
    • A. 

      Science

    • B. 

      The arts

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 16. 
    Science and technology are:
    • A. 

      Really one and the same

    • B. 

      Responsible for all the good in the world

    • C. 

      Responsible for all the bad in the world

    • D. 

      Fundamentally different from each other

  • 17. 
    Of the sciences known as physics, chemistry, and biology, the most basic is:
    • A. 

      Physics

    • B. 

      Chemistry

    • C. 

      Biology

    • D. 

      None in particular, as each may be considered fundamental

  • 18. 
    Which of the following involves passion, talent, and intelligence?
    • A. 

      Art

    • B. 

      Literature

    • C. 

      Music

    • D. 

      Science

    • E. 

      All of these

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