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

Panthera leo is the scientific name for the lion.

#2 Which direction is Australia moving?

Australia is drifting north at about seven centimetres per year.

#3 What is a pademelon?

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

#4 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!

#5 What plastic are soft drink bottles typically made of?

Soft drink bottles are commonly made from PET, a strong, watertight plastic that’s easy to recycle.

#6 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.

#7 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.

#8 When weighing mosquitoes, how many do you need to make a gram?

Mosquitoes typically weigh about 5 milligrams each, so it takes about 200 to make a gram.

#9 What is the name used to describe the proposed mode of transportation combining pods, reduced-pressure tubes, and magnetic levitation?

Hyperloop is the name of a proposed mode of high-speed transport designed by a team from Tesla and SpaceX, currently being tested in the United States.

#10 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.

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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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