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Are you ready for the 2022 megaquiz?

By David, 5 January 2022 Quiz

Time for some super science trivia! This quiz has a selection from all the trivia questions we wrote in 2021. And if you’re hankering for more, you can get a new set of questions by reloading this web page!

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#1. There are 5 main elements that human hair is made of. Which of these is NOT in the top 5?

Human hair is mostly made of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulfur.

#2. How much does a baby blue whale grow each day?

For the first 6 to 8 months of its life a baby blue whale will feed on its mother’s fatty milk, averaging a gain of about 90 kilograms per day.

#3. How tall are the tallest trees in Tasmania?

The tallest trees in Tasmania are swamp gums, and they can grow more than 100 metres. That makes them some of the tallest trees in the world!

#4. In which direction do racing sailboats go fastest?

When boats go straight downwind, their wind disappears as they go faster – but a side-on wind stays constant no matter the boat speed!

#5. Marshmallows are a delicious treat, but what are they named after?

Marshmallow was originally made from the root of a mallow plant (Althaea officinalis), which grows in the marshes.

#6. What’s the name for new land and islands that form at the mouth of a river?

A river delta is formed when sand, silt and other sediments collect at the mouth of a river. It’s called a delta because some deltas are shaped like a capital delta: Δ.

#7. In several billion years, our Sun will evolve. What type of star will it turn into?

When our Sun starts to run out of hydrogen fuel, it will grow immensely and turn red. It will likely envelop the planets Mercury and Venus.

#8. How long does it take Mars to orbit the Sun?

It takes 687 Earth days for Mars to orbit the Sun.

#9. Metamorphic rocks have been transformed by heat and/or pressure – which of the following rocks is metamorphic?

Marble is limestone or dolomite that has recrystallised.

#10. What word is used to describe a tree that loses its leaves every year?

Deciduous trees lose their leaves every year.

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