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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 is the name of Saturn’s largest moon?

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

#2. What is the pollinator of the rare Canberra spider orchid?

The Canberra spider orchid is pollinated by a wasp. The species of wasp is still undescribed and doesn’t yet have a name.

#3. Which of the following is the longest distance?

It’s almost 700 000 kilometres from the centre of the Sun to its edge. The Moon orbits about 380 000 kilometres from Earth, and Saturn’s rings reach about 140 000 kilometres from its centre.

#4. Chemically speaking, which of the following is the odd one out?

Chalk, snail shells and limestone are primarily made from calcium carbonate. Coal is mostly carbon.

#5. In general, which of these covers a bat’s body?

As bats are mammals, they are furry.

#6. What part of a coffee plant is used to make coffee?

Coffee is made from the seeds of coffee plants.

#7. Where is the Hubble space telescope?

Hubble orbits about 540 kilometres above Earth’s surface.

#8. Where can you find a sagittal plane?

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

#9. What is the most abundant element in the universe?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.

#10. What is the name for two stars that orbit so close that they touch each other?

Scientists have detected many contact binary systems because the stars block each other in the sky regularly, making them appear to darken and brighten repeatedly.

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