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Elements to extinction – a quick quiz

By , 16 January 2019

This week’s quiz tests all kinds of knowledge from chemical elements to animal communication. Can you get all five questions correct?


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. What went extinct first?

Trilobites went extinct before dinosaurs.

#2. Which of the following are chemical elements named after a modern day country?

Francium, germanium and polonium are all chemical elements named after modern day countries.

#3. How wide is the Milky Way galaxy?

The Milky Way is approximately 100 000 light years across. That means it takes about 100 000 years for light to travel from one side of the galaxy to the other.

#4. What types of clouds are associated with storms?

Cumulonimbus clouds are a good sign that a storm is on the way.

#5. If an animal is communicating using stridulation, what is it doing?

Stridulation describes how animals make sounds to communicate by rubbing body parts together.

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