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Big bangs – a quick quiz

By David, 21 April 2021 Quiz

This quiz is all about explosions. Can you make a big bang with correct answers, or are you set to fizzle?

#1. How many lightning strikes happen every second on Earth?

NASA estimates there are around 100 flashes of lightning every second!

#2. Who invented dynamite?

Alfred was known for his explosive inventions, used to make powerful weapons. He also created the Nobel Prizes.

#3. How long ago was the Big Bang?

According to our best estimates, the entire universe emerged from a single point about 13.8 billion years ago, an event we now call the Big Bang.

#4. Which period ended with a gigantic asteroid impact and the end of the dinosaurs?

The Cretaceous period ended about 65 million years ago with a huge asteroid impact, massive volcanic eruptions, and the extinction of the dinosaurs.

#5. The explosive chemical nitroglycerin is also used to treat heart problems.

Nitroglycerin is used to treat angina, a painful condition that happens when the heart doesn’t get enough blood flow.

Was I right?

Results

Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

 

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