There’s no rhyme or reason to this quiz. It’s just some of the strangest and hardest science questions we could find. Can you beat the odds and get 5/5?

#1. What part of a plant is a cactus spine?

Cactus spines are actually highly modified leaves!

#2. What’s the name of the line running across Australia that separates the tropics from the temperate zone?

The Tropic of Capricorn is the southernmost place where the Sun passes directly overhead. South of that, the Sun is always in the north.

#3. The electricity that comes from a power point is AC, but what does that stand for?

Alternating current electricity keeps reversing the direction that the current flows.

#4. What element is coal mostly made of?

Coal is mostly made of carbon, which is why it produces carbon dioxide when it is burnt.

#5. What is NASA’s InSight lander currently measuring?

Since InSight landed on Mars in 2018, it has measured more than 500 marsquakes!

Was I right?


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!



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