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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!


Congratulations! you are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! better brush up before the next quiz!

#1 What does the oculomotor nerve control?

The oculomotor nerve controls most of the movements of your eye and eyelid.

#2 What type of scientist was Douglas Mawson?

Douglas Mawson was a famous Australian geologist who explored Antarctica.

#3 In 2018, which mammal species genuinely improved from endangered to non-endangered on the IUCN Red List?

Just one mammal species, the fin whale, improved from endangered to non-endangered in 2018.

#4 How long is the equator?

Earth’s equator is about 40 075 kilometres long.

#5 Which of the following animals has the fastest top speed?

Ostriches can run faster than 95 kilometres per hour for very short stretches.

#6 Biceps can be found in arms, but where would you find triceps?

Triceps muscles are on the back of arms, opposite the biceps.

#7 What is the longest ocean animal ever measured?

Bootlace worms are only about one centimetre wide, but they can grow very long. A 55-metre-long bootlace worm washed up on the coast of Scotland in 1864.

#8 One of the oldest minerals on Earth is a zircon crystal found in Western Australia. How old is it?

A zircon crystal found in the Jack Hills of Western Australia is believed to be 4.4 billion years old, forming not long after Earth itself!

#9 If you drop a hammer off a tall building, how fast will it be falling after one second?

Gravity accelerates objects at about 9.8 metres per second every second, and 9.8 metres per second is about 35 kilometres per hour.

#10 How many eyes does a huntsman spider have?

Huntsman spiders have two rows of eyes, and each row has four eyes.

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