This quiz is all about mums. See if you can get 5/5 in this mother of all quizzes!

#1. Which scientist won 2 Nobel Prize awards and was also the mother of a Nobel Prize winner?

Marie Curie won 2 Nobel Prizes and was also the mother of Irène Joliot-Curie who also won a Nobel Prize.

#2. What is the name for a printed circuit board containing the principal components for a computer or other device, and allows parts of the system to communicate with each other?

The terms motherboard, mainboard and main circuit board are interchangeable. Plus, there are even more terms than these in use!

#3. In maths, 3 of these terms describe extreme values. Which of the following is NOT a mathematical term?

Cardamum (also commonly spelt cardamom or cardamon) is a spice made from the seed pods of various plants in the ginger family.

#4. True or False? Matriphagy is the consumption of a mother by her offspring.

True. Matriphagy, or mother-eating, is found in some species of insects, arachnids, nematode worms and even a few amphibians.

#5. What is another name for nacre, a material produced by some molluscs?

Mother of pearl is another name for nacre, which is an organic–inorganic composite material.

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