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2020 megaquiz is here!

By David, 2 January 2020 Quiz

Start the new decade with a challenge! This megaquiz will test your knowledge of all the quizzes we wrote in 2018. The questions are randomly selected, so if you want more questions, you can just reload the page. Or head back to our 2019 megaquiz!

Results

Congratulations! you are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. What was the last planet Voyager 2 flew by before it set off for the unknown reaches of interstellar space?

Neptune. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 has flown past all four planets listed. It is now on an extended journey in interstellar space.

#2. What was the first spacecraft to travel the 7.5 billion kilometres to visit Pluto?

New Horizons was launched in 2006 and made the first flyby of Pluto in 2015. It’s the only spacecraft that has visited Pluto.

#3. What is the main source of energy for all life on Earth?

The Sun is the main source of energy for all living things on Earth. Energy is harvested from the Sun by plants (and a few other organisms) in a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthetic organisms are then eaten by other organisms and the energy travels up the food chain.

#4. Which animal was historically called a ‘camelopard’?

With a camel-like shape and leopard-like colouring, the giraffe was once known as a camelopard.

#5. What shape is a typical Australian 50 cent coin?

Most 50 cent coins have 12 sides, making them dodecagons. The 50 cent coins made in 1966 were circular!

#6. How many legs does a silverfish have?

Silverfish are insects, so they have six legs.

#7. How far under the ground is the bottom of the Kola Superdeep Borehole SG-3?

The Kola Superdeep Borehole SG-3 is the deepest artificial point on Earth, 12.262 kilometres below the ground.

#8. What chemical allows plants to make sugar from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water?

Chlorophyll is the green pigment that allows plants to photosynthesise.

#9. What type of scientist was Douglas Mawson?

Douglas Mawson was a famous Australian geologist who explored Antarctica.

#10. What’s the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere?

About 78% of Earth’s atmosphere, by volume, is nitrogen gas.

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