Scientists love to name things. In this quiz you can discover all kinds of strange and wonderful names that scientists use in their jobs, and where those names come from.


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. What is the planet Jupiter named after?

Jupiter was the Ancient Roman god of thunder and the sky, and the father of all other Roman gods.

#2. What animal has the scientific name Gallus gallus domesticus?

Gallus gallus domesticus is the scientific name for the domesticated chicken.

#3. Which of the following is NOT a real chemical?

Angelic acid is found in the plant angelica, miraculin is found in miracle fruit, and Sonic Hedgehog is a protein found in many animals, from fruit flies to humans!

#4. How many gigabytes are there in a petabyte?

There are 1000 gigabytes in a terabyte, and 1000 terabytes in a petabyte.

#5. What is a bearcat?

Bearcats, also known as binturong, are carnivorous mammals that live in south-east Asia and apparently smell like popcorn!

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