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It’s our 2019 megaquiz!

By , 2 January 2019

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!


Congratulations! you are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Maybe you should reload the page and try a new quiz!

#1. What is a pademelon?

Pademelons are like small wallabies and can be found in New Guinea, Tasmania and the east coast of mainland Australia.

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

Light travels at about one billion kilometres per hour.

#3. What is the name for the region around a black hole that nothing can escape from?

The event horizon is the point of no return around a black hole, which nothing can escape from.

#4. What is the maximum number of right angles that can be found in a triangle?

The angles in a triangle must add up to 180 degrees. As a right angle is 90 degrees, and a triangle has three angles, the maximum must be one right angle. Otherwise, if there were two 90 degree angles, it would add up to 180 degrees and there would be nothing left for the third angle.

#5. What does pure sodium look like at room temperature?

Sodium is a silvery-looking metal, but it’s very reactive so it’s rarely seen in its pure form.

#6. Which of the following would a herpetologist study?

Herpetologists study reptiles and amphibians, including lizards, turtles and frogs.

#7. In 2016, scientists announced that something was happening to the ozone hole over the Antarctic. What was it?

The ozone hole has been slowly healing since the 1990s, but it may take more than 50 more years to heal completely.

#8. Portland cement is typically made from which rock?

Portland cement is typically made by roasting limestone, with a small amount of other ingredients, such as gypsum or clay.

#9. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons. Which are smallest?

Electrons are smaller than protons or neutrons.

#10. What fuel does the OPAL nuclear reactor use?

The OPAL reactor uses uranium as fuel.

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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!

  4. Great quiz!??

  5. Cool


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