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Up to speed – a quick quiz

By David, 31 July 2019 Quiz

You don’t have to rush to finish this quiz. There are plenty of questions about speed, but you can take as long as you like. So relax, get your thinking cap on and see if you can get 5/5!

#1 When do comets reach their highest speed?

Comets gain speed as they fall towards the Sun and lose speed as they fly away.

#2 Which of the following animals has the fastest top speed?

Ostriches can run faster than 95 kilometres per hour for very short stretches.

#3 Where would you find phloem?

Phloem is tissue that transports sugar from the leaves to the rest of the plant.

#4 Which of the following is a unit that measures speed?

One furlong per fortnight is quite slow – about one centimetre per minute.

#5 How many thumbs does a koala have?

Koalas have two thumbs on each front paw.

Was I right?

Results

Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

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1 comments

  1. Wow good questions!!

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