Only A Genius Can Pass This General Science Trivia Quiz!

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People know the basics on a subject and consider themselves to be geniuses but to get that name, you need to prove your undeniable knowledge when it comes to a given subject. Only a genius can pass this general science quiz, so give it a try and earn your title by getting the highest score out of all that tackle it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most appropriate piece of equipment to accurately measure 85 mL of water?
    • A. 

      10mL measuring cylinder

    • B. 

      100mL measuring cylinder

    • C. 

      100mL beaker

    • D. 

      250mL beaker

  • 2. 
    What is one use of X-rays? 
    • A. 

      Scanning barcodes

    • B. 

      Home alarm systems

    • C. 

      Operating remote controls

    • D. 

      Making images of bones

  • 3. 
    What is the smallest unit of an element?
    • A. 

      An atom

    • B. 

      An electron

    • C. 

      A neutron

    • D. 

      A proton

  • 4. 
    What does the word "combustion" refer to?
    • A. 

      The burning of a compound in oxygen

    • B. 

      A reaction that involves heat and smoke

    • C. 

      The reaction that involves hot acids and bases

    • D. 

      The flames that result when something burns

  • 5. 
    The chemical formula for limestone is CaCO3. What is the name of this compound?
    • A. 

      Calcium carbon trioxide

    • B. 

      Calcium carbon oxide

    • C. 

      Calcium carbonate

    • D. 

      Calcium bicarbonate

  • 6. 
    What process add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere
    • A. 

      Burning, decay and respiration

    • B. 

      Burning, decay and photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Respiration, decay and photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Burning, photosynthesis and respiration

  • 7. 
    Organisms involved in decay are called decomposers. What role do decomposers play in the carbon cycle?
    • A. 

      Provide food for animals

    • B. 

      Allow carbon to be reused

    • C. 

      Limit the number of plants in an ecosystem

    • D. 

      Remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

  • 8. 
    Where are protons and neutrons located in atom?
    • A. 

      In the nucleus

    • B. 

      As part of the electron cloud

    • C. 

      As a pair attached to electrons

    • D. 

      Distributed equally throughout the atom

  • 9. 
    Which process has a role in the growth and repair of tissue in multicellular organisms?
    • A. 

      Coordination

    • B. 

      Cell division

    • C. 

      Mutation

    • D. 

      Sexual reproduction

  • 10. 
    The burning of coal in power stations produces carbon dioxide.Which chemical reaction produces the carbon dioxide?
    • A. 

      Acidification

    • B. 

      Combustion

    • C. 

      Decomposition

    • D. 

      Neutralisation

  • 11. 
    What occurs when a new compound is formed?
    • A. 

      Atoms are lost

    • B. 

      Energy is destroyed

    • C. 

      New matter is created

    • D. 

      Atoms are rearranged

  • 12. 
    The human stomach contains acid. Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is often found as a component of antacids, which are used to settle upset stomachs. It reacts in a similar way to normal carbonates, causing people to burp. Why does sodium bicarbonate make people burp?
    • A. 

      It produces hydrogen gas.

    • B. 

      It solidifies in the stomach.

    • C. 

      It produces carbon dioxide gas.

    • D. 

      It settles on top of the stomach contents.

  • 13. 
    What type of disease is melanoma?
    • A. 

      Autoimmune

    • B. 

      Infectious

    • C. 

      Non-Infectious

    • D. 

      Contagious

  • 14. 
    Our sun is a medium size star. As it gets older, it will use up its fuel. What is most likely to happen during the next stage of its life?
    • A. 

      Contract

    • B. 

      Expand

    • C. 

      Explode

    • D. 

      No change

  • 15. 
    A person on Earth has a mass of 100kg.    What would their mass be on the moon? 
    • A. 

      100kg

    • B. 

      Less than 100kg

    • C. 

      More than 100kg

    • D. 

      This cannot be predicted or known.

  • 16. 
    Cobalt-60 is commonly used for cancer treatment therapies. How many neutrons are there in an atom of 6027 Co ?
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      33

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      87

  • 17. 
    On what basis are elements arrange from left to right across a row of the Periodic Table?
    • A. 

      The atoms gain a proton

    • B. 

      The atoms lose two protons

    • C. 

      The atoms lose a neutron

    • D. 

      The atoms gain two neutrons

  • 18. 
    An astronomical observatory in Antarctica houses the South Pole Telescope (SPT), which has a diameter of 10 meters. Its location is 9,200 ft above sea level at one of the calmest, coldest places on Earth. Why is this observatory being built in Antarctica?
    • A. 

      The extreme cold will aid light absorption.

    • B. 

      The atmosphere is unpolluted and will allow clearer images to be obtained.

    • C. 

      The hole in the ozone layer will allow astronomers to gather more information.

    • D. 

      The altitude and polar location mean it is close to some stars, allowing them to be seen in greater detail.

  • 19. 
    In what way did Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev arrange the elements in the periodic table?
    • A. 

      By increasing atomic number and similar properties.

    • B. 

      By increasing atomic weight and similar properties.

    • C. 

      Alphabetically by name.

    • D. 

      By number of electrons.

  • 20. 
    Which is considered the greatest triumph of Mendeleev's periodic table, which earned him the distinction as the "Father of the Modern Periodic Table"?
    • A. 

      The use of rows and columns to organize the elements

    • B. 

      The ability to predict electron configurations of elements

    • C. 

      The use of atomic numbers as an organizing criterion

    • D. 

      The prediction of the existence of undiscovered elements.

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