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It’s our 2019 megaquiz!

By David, 2 January 2019 Quiz

Get into 2019 with this brain work out! This megaquiz will test your knowledge of all the quizzes we wrote in 2018. The questions are randomly selected, so if you want more questions, you can just reload the page!


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#1. How many kilometres can a light beam travel in an hour?

Light travels at about one billion kilometres per hour.

#2. If an animal is melanistic, what’s special about it?

A melanistic animal has a lot of the dark pigment melanin, which makes it appear black or darkly coloured.

#3. How long does it take for light to travel from the brightest star in the Southern Cross to Earth?

Alpha Crucis, the brightest star in the Southern Cross is 321 light years away.

#4. What does a crepuscular animal do?

Crepuscular animals are most active at twilight, around dawn and dusk.

#5. Which element is second on the periodic table?

Helium is the second element on the periodic table, as it has two protons.

#6. Order these objects from closest to farthest away from Earth: the International Space Station (ISS), the National Broadband Network’s Sky Muster satellites, the Moon.

The ISS is about 400 kilometres from Earth, the Sky Muster satellites are in geostationary orbit, about 40 000 kilometres away and the Moon is about 400 000 kilometres away.

#7. Which of these sciences does not have a Nobel Prize?

There is no Nobel Prize in biology!

#8. How many nanoseconds in a minute?

There are 1 000 000 000 nanoseconds in a second. As there are 60 seconds in a minute, there are 60 000 000 000 nanoseconds in a minute.

#9. Which of the following is not an element on the periodic table?

Adamantium is a fictional metal, appearing in Marvel comics.

#10. At what temperature are Celsius and Fahrenheit the same?

At -40 degrees Celsius, it’s also -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit degrees are spaced closer together than Celsius, so water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius.

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  1. Question 10: I think you should specify that said triangle is on a flat plane, since it’s possible to have more than one right angle on different planar geometries.

  2. Oh, I didn’t realise the questions change on each reload – my previous comment was in regards to the maximum number of right angles that a triangle can have.

  3. Yup, on a sphere you can have three right angles – on the Earth, Singapore, Kinshasa and the South Pole makes a triangle with three almost-right angles!


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