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2020 megaquiz is here!

By , 2 January 2020

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. Which of these Australian animals is not considered endangered?

The eastern grey kangaroo is the only animal listed that is not considered endangered.

#2. What type of rock metamorphoses into marble?

Heat and pressure deep underground turns limestone into marble.

#3. What is the name of Saturn’s largest moon?

Saturn’s largest moon, and the second largest moon in our solar system, is Titan.

#4. At the summit of Mount Everest, what temperature does water boil?

Due to the low air pressure, water boils at around 71 degrees at the summit of Mount Everest, which is 8848 metres above sea level.

#5. If you increase the volume of a sound by 10 decibels, how much more power does it have?

A difference of 10 decibels means ten times more power.

#6. When measuring the pitch of a musical note, what unit do scientists use?

The pitch of a note is based on its frequency, which is measured in hertz.

#7. Ladybirds are wonderful critters that can help your garden, but what sort of animal are they?

Ladybirds have six legs and hard wing cases over their wings, just like other beetles.

#8. Myxomatosis is very important for Australia’s economy, but what is it?

Myxomatosis was introduced to Australia in 1950 by the CSIRO to help control the estimated 600 million rabbits plaguing the country.

#9. When water starts to freeze, what symmetry do the crystals typically show?

Water crystals, including snowflakes, are often hexagonal.

#10. What is the more common name for a Telopea plant?

Telopea is the name of the genus that includes all five species of waratah.

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