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Here’s our megaquiz for the year! Below are 10 questions picked from every quiz we wrote in 2020. If you want more questions, just hit refresh and we’ll grab you another 10. Good luck!


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#1. What is the name for fluffy looking clouds with flat bottoms?

Cumulus clouds have flat bases and appear fluffy or cotton-like.

#2. Which of the following pet birds is NOT native to Australia?

Canaries come from, and are named after, the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.

#3. How many northern white rhinos are alive today?

There are only two northern white rhinos left, named Najin and Fatu, and both are female.

#4. What part of a plant is a cucumber?

Cucumbers are fruits, which is why most types have seeds in them.

#5. Which of the following elements is a part of all steels?

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, and sometimes other elements.

#6. What was the first type of bird to hatch in space?

In 1990, quail eggs hatched in the Soviet space station Mir.

#7. Flutes are one of the oldest known instruments in the world. Scientists have used carbon dating to trace their history. How far back does it go?

Scientists have dated fragments of ancient flutes to 42 000 years ago!

#8. Which planet does the moon Mimas orbit?

Mimas is the innermost of Saturn’s major moons, and it’s famous for its gigantic crater.

#9. Which continent gets the least rainfall?

Antarctica is the driest continent, with most of the continent getting less than 200 millimetres of snow and rain per year.

#10. How many different types of bitter taste receptors are there in humans?

There are 25 different human bitter receptors recorded in the bitterDB database. But not all humans have all 25 receptors!

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  1. Hey, I got 9 right, missed moons of Pluto, but you gave me an 8/10. Looks like you program did not account for the extra 5 question, just the first five since I aced the last 5.

    1. Hi Terry,
      Thanks for the feedback! Sadly, the quiz changes every time you load it, so I can’t get the same bug to appear. But let us know if it happens again, and I’ll dig a bit deeper.

      If you want another quiz, just press f5 on the quiz page to refresh the page.

  2. Hi David,
    I thought there might be a larger problem, though very minro,` and you would get a number of responses so I wanted to be first. :-} All is good.

    Thank you


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