General Science 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 =]

Created by: Akane
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25 to 30 Years Old
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What is your gender?
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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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