A Fun Quiz On Random Science Facts

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A Fun Quiz On Random Science Facts

Science is a fun subject to learn as you get to unlock some of the secrets of the universe and everything in it. For you to love science you have to keep an open mind and question everything. The following quiz analyses how extensive your general science knowledge is. The quiz has questions from various scientific sources. Maybe this quiz will teach you something new. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Starting in 1887, what was used by miners to extract gold from ore in a process called leaching?
    • A. 

      Leaches

    • B. 

      Cyanide

    • C. 

      Milk

    • D. 

      Chlorine bleach

  • 2. 
    Approximately, how many tons of garbage is generated by New York City dwellers each week?
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      200,000

    • D. 

      300,000

  • 3. 
    What was the Manhattan Project of the 1940's?
    • A. 

      The project that led the Americans to discover the atomic bomb

    • B. 

      The conception, design and landscaping of Central Park in NYC

    • C. 

      A coalition of international scientists who collaborated on solving world issues of pollution

    • D. 

      The project behind the discovery of the structure of DNA, the heredity molecule

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 4. 
    Filtering tap water through activated carbon removes _______ ?
    • A. 

      Dissolved calcium

    • B. 

      Nitrates

    • C. 

      Bad tastes, odours, and color

    • D. 

      Viruses

  • 5. 
    Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk founded the science of genetics by studying the hereditary traits of ......
    • A. 

      Guinea pigs

    • B. 

      Apples

    • C. 

      Chickens

    • D. 

      Peas

    • E. 

      Worms

  • 6. 
    What is dendrochronology?
    • A. 

      A method of determining the age of wood by examining the tree growth rings

    • B. 

      Using the well-known format of the family tree to document family histories.

    • C. 

      The study of the hair and the scalp

    • D. 

      A system by which trees are classified

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 7. 
    In what year was cellophane invented?
    • A. 

      1908

    • B. 

      1925

    • C. 

      1952

    • D. 

      1976

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true about the fabric Kevlar?
    • A. 

      Kevlar is used to make bulletproof clothing

    • B. 

      Kevlar was developed by DuPont

    • C. 

      Kevlar can withstand brief contacts as hot as 1, 400 degrees Celsius

    • D. 

      Kevlar is four times as stretchy as Nylon

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Lakes in limestone areas can neutralize the acid to varying degrees

    • B. 

      In an overly acidic lake, older fish survive at first, but as younger fish perish, they lose their food supply and die

    • C. 

      One rainfall will elevate the acidity of a lake to damaging proportions

    • D. 

      Acid rain can damage soil, too

    • E. 

      Acid rain existed long before man-made technologies did

  • 10. 
    Fog near Los Angeles has been measured to be as acidic as vinegar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know