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Many mosquitoes – a quick quiz

By , 22 November 2018

This quiz has two questions about tiny bloodsuckers that are bound to make your skin itch! But don’t stop there. Can you get all five questions right?


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. 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.

#2. ISRO is a space agency. Where are they based?

ISRO is the Indian Space Research Organisation. It launches missions from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in south-eastern India.

#3. Bos taurus is the scientific name for which animal?

Bos taurus is the scientific name for the cow.

#4. Octane is a chemical often found in petrol. How many oxygen atoms are there in each molecule of octane?

There is no oxygen in octane! An octane molecule is made of eight carbon atoms and 18 hydrogen atoms.

#5. Which of these diseases is not spread by mosquitoes?

Measles is an airborne disease, spread by coughing and sneezing. It’s not spread by any other animal species.

Was I right?

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  1. The answers are not showing if you are correct or not. This has been going on for a few weeks now.

  2. Hi Richard,
    I’m sorry to hear it’s not working for you. May I ask what browser you are using? have you recently installed any ad-blocking plug-ins on your browser?


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