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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!

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#1. Panthera leo is a large, deadly animal. What is its common name?

Panthera leo is the scientific name for the lion.

#2. Where does asbestos come from?

Asbestos is a type of mineral with long fibrous crystals. If inhaled they can cause life threatening diseases.

#3. Which era came just before the Jurassic?

The Triassic was just before the Jurassic, and it was the first era of dinosaurs.

#4. Ignoring the ankle and foot, how many bones are there in a typical human leg?

There is one thigh bone (femur), a shin bone (tibia) and a bone running behind it called the fibula or calf bone, and a kneecap (patella).

#5. After nitrogen and oxygen, what’s the third most abundant gas in the atmosphere?

Argon is the third most abundant gas in our atmosphere, making up almost 1%.

#6. How many legs does a butterfly have?

Butterflies are insects, and like all insects, they have six legs.

#7. Where are macadamia trees native to?

All four species of macadamia trees are native to Australia.

#8. What does a crepuscular animal do?

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

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

Adamantium is a fictional metal, appearing in Marvel comics.

#10. What kind of scientist is most likely to study an igneous intrusion?

An igneous intrusion is where molten rock comes up through the crust. Rocks are studied by rock scientists – geologists!

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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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