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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. What colour is the Cherenkov radiation glow surrounding the OPAL reactor at Lucas Heights?

Cherenkov radiation appears blue, although it’s mostly ultraviolet light.

#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. How many bones are there in a typical human head?

There are 29 bones in the human head – eight in the cranium, 14 in the face, one in the neck and three in each ear!

#4. How fast is the International Space Station moving as it orbits Earth?

The International Space Station orbits Earth once every 93 minutes. That means it’s travelling at more than 27 600 kilometres per hour!

#5. Which element has the symbol W on the periodic table?

Tungsten is known as wolfram in many languages, and has the symbol W.

#6. Which of these diseases is not caused by a virus?

Anthrax is an infection caused by bacteria, not a virus.

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

Adamantium is a fictional metal, appearing in Marvel comics.

#8. If you put a 20 cent coin flat on a table, how many 20 cent coins can you place flat on the table around the edge of the original coin?

Circles of the same size fit together tightest in a hexagonal pattern, with six circles around each circle.

#9. Where in our Solar System is the asteroid belt?

The asteroid belt is an area of space between Mars and Jupiter, which contains many asteroids and the dwarf planet Ceres.

#10. What are the largest reptiles living today?

Saltwater crocodiles are the largest living reptiles.

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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!👍🏻


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