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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!

#1 Which of these plants is most closely related to the poisonous hemlock plant?

Poison hemlock is a member of the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots, parsley and celery.

#2 Which of these is not a threatened species?

The eastern grey kangaroo has a population of several million, so it is not a threatened species.

#3 Which of these is NOT a type of cloud?

Canopus is the name of a star, not a cloud.

#4 Which genus of Australian plants are commonly known as bottlebrushes, and typically have bright red flowers?

Callistemon typically have bright red, cylindrical flowers that look like brushes for cleaning bottles.

#5 If you were on Earth 350 million years ago, how many days were in a year then?

Earth used to spin faster than it does now. That means there were more rotations in a year, which means more days in a year!

#6 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.

#7 Which of the following is not a metal?

Iodine is not a metal. It’s a grey solid that also turns into a bright purple gas!

#8 Which of these diseases is not spread by mosquitoes?

Measles is an airborne disease, spread by coughing and sneezing. It’s not spread by any other animal species.

#9 When fully crewed, how many people live on the International Space Station?

The International Space Station has a full crew of six people. However, there have been up to 13 people there at the same time.

#10 What does a deciduous tree do?

Deciduous trees lose their leaves once a year. In temperate climates, they usually lose their leaves in autumn. In the tropics, deciduous plants typically lose their leaves in the dry season.

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3 comments

  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.

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  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.

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  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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