Can You Pass the Science Geek Quiz?


A quiz for science geeks… or people who just want to waste some time. How much do you know these science facts? A general science quiz with chemistry, biology, and a little math.

Everything in this quiz is based on my Grade 12 courses this year. Could you pass my science classes? Take the quiz and find out. The results may surprise you =]

What is your age? Under 18 Years Old 18 to 24 Years Old 25 to 30 Years Old 31 to 40 Years Old 41 to 50 Years Old 51 to 60 Years Old Over 60 Years Old   What is your gender? Male Female   1. Let’s start with an easy one. What is the chemical symbol for oxygen? On Ox O N   2. What are different masses of an atom in the same element called? Isotopes Atomic mass Radioisotopes Electronegativity   3. On a molecular level, why is water such a good solvent? It is wet It is polar It is non-polar It contains hydrogen and hydrogen itself is a good solvent   4. 6.02 x 10^23 represents which number? Avogadro’s number Ramanujan number Euler’s function Omega constant   5. Which of the following statements is true about noble gases? Ununoctium, atomic number 118, is really not a noble gas They belong to the group called halogens All of them are diatomic They are very non-reactive   6. The genotype for skin colour can be expressed as– Aa AaBbCc AaBb AaBbCcDdEe   7. If you change the OH- group of glycerol to NO2, which substance will be formed? Nitroglycerin Water Salt Ozone   8. Which country does not have an element named after it? America Poland Hungary France   9. Glycolysis is the process of breaking glucose down into what? Pyrite Glycerol Carbon Pyruvate   10. The _________ controls involuntary body functions such as breathing and heart rhythms. Frontal lobe Cerebellum Medulla oblongata Occipital lobe   11. Which organelle is responsible for carrying proteins to amino acid chains during DNA synthesis? Ribosomes Cell wall mRNA Lungs   12. A person’s father has the genotype bb (blue eyes). The mother has the genotype BB (brown eyes). What is the chance that any children will have blue eyes? Remember that brown eyes are dominant. 50% chance 25% chance 75% chance 0% chance   13. The Fibonacci Sequence is an example of which kind of formula? Arithmetic Geometric Recursion No formula   14. Gasoline is made of many substances, therefore it is difficult to come up with a chemical formula. However, it can be said that gasoline– Is made of many inorganic substances Consists of mostly hydrocarbons Has a red colour Is safe to be ingested in any amount   15. Who discovered that certain elements follow a pattern and have similar properties, thus creating the Periodic Table of the Elements? Mendelev Einstein Bohr Lewis   16. Natural selection is not the only process that effects the survival of certain alleles. What is the particular genetic effect that states certain alleles will be expressed by chance fluctuations? Mutation Speciation Evolution Genetic drift  

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