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My kind of question – a quick quiz

By , 23 September 2020

Although this theme is a bit funny, the questions are no joke. Can you get serious and ace this quiz?

#1. What would you use to treat a case of myopia?

Myopia is another name for short-sightedness.

#2. How long is a mile?

A mile is defined as 1609.344 metres.

#3. What does a mycologist study?

Mycologists study fungi, including mushrooms and toadstools.

#4. Which planet does the moon Mimas orbit?

Mimas is the innermost of Saturn’s major moons, and it’s famous for its gigantic crater.

#5. How many microseconds are there in one second?

A microsecond is one millionth of a second.

Was I right?


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!


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  1. The “Was I Right ?’ button doesn’t work.!

    1. Oh no!

      The answers are:
      c) glasses
      a) 1.6 kilometres
      b) fungi
      c) Saturn
      b) one million


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