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Summer assortment – quick quiz

By David, 19 December 2018 Quiz

There’s something for everyone in our summer assortment quiz. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences!

#1 Sound travels faster in water than air.

True. Sound travels faster in water than in air.

#2 Which animal was historically called a ‘camelopard’?

With a camel-like shape and leopard-like colouring, the giraffe was once known as a camelopard.

#3 Where can you find a sagittal plane?

Your sagittal plane is an imaginary division between the left and right halves of your body.

#4 At what temperature do water droplets in clouds spontaneously form ice crystals?

Water droplets in clouds spontaneously form ice crystals at –40 degrees Celsius.

#5 Diamonds are usually formed when coal is subjected to extreme heat and pressure.

False. Most diamonds are thought to have been made in the Earth’s mantle, and then brought to the surface during volcanic eruptions.

Was I right?

Results

Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

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