Science Pop Ultimate Trivia Facts Quiz

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Welcome to the Science Pop Ultimate Trivia Facts Quiz. Science can be a challenging subject for most students, and to help you out in your quest for scientific knowledge, I have designed a pop quiz that will stimulate your learning experience and test out what you have learned so far at school. Give it a shot and check out others like it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Hubble Space Telescope is named after

    • A.

      An astronaut

    • B.

      Daphne Hubble

    • C.

      A rocket scientist

    • D.

      An astronomer

    Correct Answer
    D. An astronomer
    Explanation
    The Hubble Space Telescope was named after astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was the first person to be able to show that the Universe is expanding.

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  • 2. 

    Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles every

    • A.

      One year

    • B.

      Four days

    • C.

      Two years

    • D.

      Five years

    Correct Answer
    C. Two years
    Explanation
    Moore's Law states that the number doubles around every two years. This trend has continued for more than 50 years.

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  • 3. 

    What do whale sharks eat?

    • A.

      Sheep

    • B.

      Plankton and krill

    • C.

      Seals

    • D.

      Reef fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Plankton and krill
    Explanation
    Even though they are huge sharks, whale sharks live on the tiniest of food: plankton and krill.

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  • 4. 

    What was the first GM food approved for human consumption?

    • A.

      Wheat

    • B.

      Soy beans

    • C.

      Bubblegum

    • D.

      Tomatoes

    Correct Answer
    D. Tomatoes
    Explanation
    The first GM food approved for sale to humans was the Flavr Savr tomato.

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  • 5. 

    Human cells have how many chromosome pairs?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      23

    • C.

      46

    • D.

      247

    Correct Answer
    B. 23
    Explanation
    Human cells have 23 chromosome pairs - 22 autosome pairs and a pair of sex chromosomes.

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  • 6. 

    How long is one nanometre?

    • A.

      One thousandth of a metre

    • B.

      As long as a piece of string

    • C.

      One millionth of a metre

    • D.

      One billionth of a metre

    Correct Answer
    D. One billionth of a metre
    Explanation
    One nanometre is one billionth of a metre. That's about one eighty-thousandth the width of a human hair, or ten times the size of a single hydrogen atom.

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