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Parts of a whole – a quick quiz

By , 20 May 2020

Everything is part of something – why not make our quiz part of your day?


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. What part of the plant Crocus sativus does the spice saffron come from?

Saffron spice is the stigma and styles of the saffron flower.

#2. What space region are the dwarf planets Pluto, Haumea and Makemake part of?

The Kuiper belt is a bit like the asteroid belt, but it’s just outside the orbit of Neptune, rather than between Mars and Jupiter.

#3. In a human body, what organ is the appendix typically a part of?

The appendix is part of the intestines, found near the junction between the small and large intestines.

#4. Which of the following elements is a part of all steels?

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, and sometimes other elements.

#5. Which simple machine has a fulcrum?

The fulcrum is the pivot or hinging part of a lever.

Was I right?

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  1. The answers are not appearing when I click the “was I right” button.

    1. Hi Robyn,
      Sorry to hear that!

      The answers might be appearing at the top of the quiz – have you tried scrolling up?


  2. No, scrolling up doesn’t help.

  3. Oh dear! I’ll see what I can do, but in the meantime, the correct answers are:
    Reproductive parts of a flower
    The Kuiper Belt
    A lever

  4. Thank you, you made me happy. It was like an undone shoelace.

  5. I’m afraid I have the same problem. The answers do not appear. This has been the case for quite a while.

  6. If you are using Internet Explorer try Google Chrome and it should work ok.


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