A General Highschool Science Knowledge Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The judicious use of natural resources by man is called ___
    • A. 

      Conservation

    • B. 

      Preservation

    • C. 

      Recycling

    • D. 

      Utilization

  • 2. 
    Which of the following animals is an invertebrate?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Frog

    • C. 

      Lizard

    • D. 

      Snail

  • 3. 
    Which of the following animals possesses homodont teeth?
    • A. 

      Lizard

    • B. 

      Pipe

    • C. 

      Monkey

    • D. 

      Rabbit

  • 4. 
    The process by which plants manufacture carbohydrate is called ___
    • A. 

      Phosphorylation

    • B. 

      Photolysis

    • C. 

      Photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Reproduction

  • 5. 
    The hardest part of the human teeth is the ___
    • A. 

      Cement

    • B. 

      Dentine

    • C. 

      Enamel

    • D. 

      Gum

  • 6. 
    A sample of hydrogen gas occupies 506cm3 at -20oC. What will be the new volume when the temperature is raised to 0oC
    • A. 

      469 cm3

    • B. 

      586 cm3

    • C. 

      546 cm3

    • D. 

      526 cm3

  • 7. 
    At which point does solid and liquid exist at equilibrium?
    • A. 

      Boiling

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Melting

    • D. 

      Sublimation

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is called supercooled liquid?
    • A. 

      Dried ice

    • B. 

      Ice water

    • C. 

      Perspex

    • D. 

      Silicate glass

  • 9. 
    Elements X and Y have electronic configurations 1s2 2s2 2p4 and 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 respectively. When the elements combine, the formula of the compound formed is ___
    • A. 

      XY

    • B. 

      XY2

    • C. 

      X2Y2

    • D. 

      Y2X3

  • 10. 
    Which of the following molecules is linear in shape?
    • A. 

      BCl3

    • B. 

      CO2

    • C. 

      NH3

    • D. 

      H2O

  • 11. 
    An object of mass 10N is hung at the 5cm mark from the zero end of a half metre rule. If the ruler balances when pivoted at the 15cm mark, calculate the weight of the ruler.
    • A. 

      6 N

    • B. 

      8 N

    • C. 

      10 N

    • D. 

      12 N

  • 12. 
    The characteristics of the image formed on the retina are ___
    • A. 

      Erect and Virtual

    • B. 

      Real and Erect

    • C. 

      Real and Inverted

    • D. 

      Virtual and Inverted

  • 13. 
    A bag of grains of mass 75kg was raised from the ground to the floor of a lorry 1.2m high. Calculate the work done on the load (g = 10ms-2)
    • A. 

      9 J

    • B. 

      625 J

    • C. 

      750 J

    • D. 

      900 J

  • 14. 
    Convert a temperature reading of 5oC to Kelvin
    • A. 

      100 K

    • B. 

      278 K

    • C. 

      280 K

    • D. 

      373 K

  • 15. 
    Water wets glass due to ___
    • A. 

      Adhesion

    • B. 

      Capillarity

    • C. 

      Cohesion

    • D. 

      Viscosity

  • 16. 
    Express 2 dozens as a percentage of a gross to the nearest whole number
    • A. 

      15.0%

    • B. 

      16.0%

    • C. 

      16.6%

    • D. 

      17.0%

  • 17. 
    Find the mean deviation of the following: 10 6 8 2 4
    • A. 

      4.4

    • B. 

      6.0

    • C. 

      2.4

    • D. 

      1.2

  • 18. 
    Find the length of the line segment P(3, 1) Q(7, 1)
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      16

  • 19. 
    Determine the equation of a straight line whose gradient is 3/2 and passes through the point (4, -1)
    • A. 

      2y - 3x = 11

    • B. 

      3y - 2x = -11

    • C. 

      3y + 2x = -14

    • D. 

      2y - 3x = -14

  • 20. 
    Given the universal set U = {Whole numbers less than 20}, P = {Prime numbers between 1 and 20}, Q = {Even numbers between 1 and 18}. Find (P' n Q)
    • A. 

      {4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16}

    • B. 

      {2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16}

    • C. 

      {4, 6, 8, 10, 12}

    • D. 

      {2, 4, 6, 8, 12}

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