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Giants! A quick quiz

By David, 17 June 2020 Quiz

There are some giant things lurking in these questions. Some of them are easy to spot, and others are hidden. Can you uncover all the answers?

 

#1. Which of the following is a chemical symbol on the periodic table?

Fe is the chemical symbol for iron.

#2. How often do high tides occur?

High tides are about 12 hours and 25 minutes apart.

#3. Which of the following numbers is largest?

A googolplex is one with a googol zeros. A googol is one with 100 zeros.

#4. What is the largest bird in the world by weight and height?

Ostriches can grow to 2.8 metres tall and weigh up to 145 kilograms.

#5. Where would you find the tallest tree in the world?

The tallest tree in the world is a redwood tree called Hyperion, in California. It’s more than 115 metres tall.

Was I right?

Results

Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!
Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

 

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