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Diving deep – a quick quiz

By , 6 May 2020

Take a deep breath and dive into our latest quiz. We’ve got a range of deep questions for you to discover. See how deep your knowledge goes!


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. The Mariana Trench is the deepest trench that we know of, but what ocean is it in?

The Mariana Trench is in the Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Japan and Australia.

#2. Spelunking is another name for what deep activity?

Spelunking is another word for caving, or exploring underground caves.

#3. In 1997, the computer Deep Blue beat the world champion of which game?

In May 1997, Deep Blue beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six game match.

#4. Which Nobel Prize was jointly won by Peter Doherty and Rolf Zinkernagel in 1996?

Peter Doherty and Rolf Zinkernagel won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering how the body’s T-cells recognise and kill virus infected cells.

#5. Which of the following life forms emerged first?

Sharks emerged around 410 million years ago. Flowering plants emerged approximately 140 million years ago and dinosaurs 240 million years ago.

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