General Science Knowledge Questions! Trivia Quiz

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General Science Quizzes & Trivia

What we have here are some general science knowledge questions! There are a lot of people who have a negative opinion of science saying how hard it is to understand some topics. Still, if one reads adequately topic by topic, they stand a higher chance of understanding the concepts. In this quiz, you will get to test your understanding of some general scientific facts. Give it a try and see if you might need a tutor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many colors are in a rainbow?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      700

    • D. 

      As many as the eye can see

  • 2. 
    What is the approximate total number of genes, that we humans possess?
    • A. 

      200 million

    • B. 

      200 thousand

    • C. 

      20 thousand

    • D. 

      2,000

    • E. 

      200

  • 3. 
    How many planets are in the solar system?  
    • A. 

      Nine

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      Seven

    • D. 

      Six

    • E. 

      More than 1,000

  • 4. 
    The world population is now closest to:
    • A. 

      700 million

    • B. 

      700,000

    • C. 

      7 billion

    • D. 

      7 trillion

  • 5. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the risks of smoking tobacco?
    • A. 

      Coronary heart disease

    • B. 

      Emphysema

    • C. 

      Rheumatic fever.

    • D. 

      increased incidence of stillbirths and low-weight babies.

    • E. 

      Cancer of the bladder and pancreas

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT an example of a mineral?  a. quartz,  b. calcite,  c. gypsum,  d. mica,  e. slate.
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Slate

    • C. 

      Mica

    • D. 

      Corundum

    • E. 

      Gypsum

  • 7. 
    Most of the naturally occurring elements on the Earth were formed during:
    • A. 

      Nuclear fission within the earth

    • B. 

      Fusion reactions within stars

    • C. 

      Supernovae explosions of supergiant stars

    • D. 

      The Big Bang

    • E. 

      The Cambrian period

  • 8. 
    Which planet can never be seen directly overhead at midnight?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is characteristic of all living things:
    • A. 

      Phototropism

    • B. 

      Being composed of cells

    • C. 

      Dependence on the Sun’s energy for energy

    • D. 

      Ability to move

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is necessary for all living things:
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Light

    • D. 

      Shelter

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    ____ is the process by which energy travels from a warm substance to a colder substance.
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 12. 
    Overall, which is considered the most nutritious fruit?
    • A. 

      Apple

    • B. 

      Tomato

    • C. 

      Grapefruit

    • D. 

      Passion fruit

    • E. 

      Watermelon

  • 13. 
    At what time of day would one find the sun directly overhead (say, in Roanoke, Virginia or New York City)?  
    • A. 

      Varies between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    • B. 

      Noon

    • C. 

      Noon during Standard Time only

    • D. 

      1:00 pm

    • E. 

      Never

  • 14. 
    Considering Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, we are talking about:  
    • A. 

      A proven fact

    • B. 

      A hunch or idea, or a possibility

    • C. 

      An explanation which is well established

    • D. 

      A law of science

  • 15. 
    What percentage do Americans represent of the world population and what percentage of the world's energy is consumed by Americans?
    • A. 

      20 percent and 30 percent

    • B. 

      15 percent and 35 percent

    • C. 

      5 percent and 25 percent

    • D. 

      1 percent and 8 percent

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