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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. What is collected by The Dish at Parkes?

The Dish is the Parkes radio telescope.

#2. Where can you find a sagittal plane?

Your sagittal plane is an imaginary division between the left and right halves of your body.

#3. Which of these animals is most closely related to now extinct thylacines?

Genetic analysis has revealed that numbats are close relatives of thylacines.

#4. What is the planet Jupiter named after?

Jupiter was the Ancient Roman god of thunder and the sky, and the father of all other Roman gods.

#5. Which type of insect has a species named after the President of the United States, Donald Trump?

In 2017, a moth with yellow scales on its head was named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, after Donald Trump.

#6. Which of the following is nature’s toughest fibre?

Limpet teeth overtook spider silk as the toughest naturally occurring fibre in 2015. Limpets are a type of marine snail. They spend most of their life looking for food by dragging their teeth along rocks in shallow ocean waters. With so much grinding, these teeth need to be super tough!

#7. 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.

#8. How many legs does a silverfish have?

Silverfish are insects, so they have six legs.

#9. 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.

#10. How wide is the Milky Way galaxy?

The Milky Way is approximately 100 000 light years across. That means it takes about 100 000 years for light to travel from one side of the galaxy to the other.

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