Test Your Inner Scientist!

 Science is all around us, and as we delve deeper into the 21st century, science promises to become more and more like magic - accomplishing things we never thought possible. Do you like science and think you know a bit about it? Then take our test and prove it to us!
 
 
Hurricanes only form over ________?
Hurricanes are like giant engines that use warm, moist air as fuel--which is why they only form over warm ocean waters.
Warm land
Cold land
Warm waters
Cold waters
 
 
What instrument is used to measure wind speed?
An anemometer is a device that measures wind speed. The first mechanical anemometer was invented in 1450 by Italian artist and architect Leon Battista Alberti.
Anemometer
Thermometer
Barometer
Fanometer
 
 
An earthquake that measures 8 on the Richter Scale would be how many times stronger than an earthquake that measures 4 on the same scale?
The Richter scale is logarithmic, and every whole number means 10 times stronger. So from 4 to 8 would be 10 (5),100 (6),1000 (7) and then 10,000 times stronger (8).
Twice as strong
100 times as strong
10,000 times as strong
Four times as strong
 
 
In what type of matter are atoms most tightly packed?
In a solid state, the atoms are closely packed and that is why solids don't easily change their shape
Gas
Liquid
Solid
It is a constant
 
 
What hormone does the pancreas produce?
Insulin
Adrenaline
Serotonin
Dopamine
 
 
How often does Halley's Comet pass Earth?
Halley's comet was recorded by Edmund Halley in 1682. It was seen again in 1758, 1835, 1910, and 1986 -- approximately every 76 years.
Every 76 years
Every 180 years
Every 17 years
Every 323 years
 
 
What is the most abundant element in the Universe?
Helium
Oxygen
Hydrogen
Nitrogen
 
 
Which of the following is NOT a type of mineral?
Wood is organic and thus cannot be a mineral
Wood
Diamond
Salt
Gold
 
 
What percentage of the cells in your body are actually bacteria?
You are more bacteria than human! However, due to the small size of bacteria, they only constitute about 1-3% of our mass
90%
65%
10%
25%
 
 
How long does it take an individual blood cell to make a complete circuit of the body?
An individual blood cell should make a complete circuit of the body at least once every 60 seconds.
60 seconds
600 seconds
80,000 seconds
1200 seconds
 
 
Who invented dynamite?
It was due to this and many other inventions that Nobel made his money and created the Nobel Prize
Robert Bunsen
George Dynamite
Alfred Nobel
John Locke
 
 
How are sharks and rays different from other fish?
Their skeletons are made of flexible and durable cartilage that has about half the density of bone
They have no bones
They are warm blooded
They have eyelids
They live over 60 years
 
Try Again?
You got a third or less of the answers right and that means it may be time to renew your basic science knowledge. After all, this is knowledge about how the world works, who knows when it might come in handy? Everyone should remember their science classes, so have a look at our answers to learn what you missed and learn some extra facts.
 
You Did Well!
Not bad at all. You definitely remember most of your science lessons. However, due to the time that has passed since school, you may have forgotten some facts and that explains why you missed some answers as well. Have a look at our answers by clicking on 'show answers' and learn some new facts!
 
You ACED This Quiz!
Well, you obviously remember a LOT of your science lessons! Good for you! Not only do you have a really good memory, but you have an attention to detail and probably a will to keep this information alive in your head and your understanding of the world. You aced it!
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