Happy Book Week! You’re bound to enjoy the questions we have in circulation but can you get full bookmarks?

#1. Charles Darwin is famous for developing the theory of evolution. Which of the following books did he write?

Charles Darwin’s most famous book has the long title of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

#2. Which of the following astronomy books is the oldest?

Physica by Aristotle was written around 330 BCE. Aristotle got a lot of things wrong, but his logical way of looking at the world paved the way for modern science.

#3. True or false? The book, In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall is about chimpanzees.

True. Jane Goodall is considered the leading authority on chimpanzee social behaviour. Her book weaves scientific observation with a memoir of her life studying chimpanzees.

#4. What plant-based ingredient gives a book’s page its strength?

Cellulose is a complex carbohydrate commonly found around the cells of plants, such as wood, straw, and bamboo. The cellulose from these plants are used to make book pages.

#5. Which of the following science-y books is a work of fiction?

Andy Weir’s The Martian is about an astronaut stranded on Mars. In reality, no human has made it to Mars yet.

Was I right?


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!


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