546+ Science Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What is the tendency of Earth's rotation to turn winds called?
Coriolis Effect
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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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At what temperature does water first boil?
212 Degrees F.
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What is group of cells that work together and form an organ called?
Tissues
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What is Gregor Mendel known to be the father of?
Genetics
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If an explosive liquid is 74 degrees Fahrenheit, what is its Centigrade temperature?
23 1/3 Degrees
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Which animal has a gestation period of only 13 days?
Opossum
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What is the very bottom soil horizon called?
Bedrock
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What caused the Irish potato famine of the 1840's?
Blight
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What do we call the lower chambers of the human heart?
Ventricles
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What process helps to break down rocks by wind, air or rain?
Physical Weathering
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What is the term for the capacity of a body or system to do work?
Energy
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What is the repeated sound when sound waves bounce off other objects called?
Echo
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Which company manufactures Pentium chipsets?
Intel
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What is the name for the boundary around a black hole, beyond which events cannot affect the observer?
Event Horizon
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What is the piece of metal on a bridle that goes into the horse's mouth?
Bit
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In which year did the first space shuttle launch?
1981
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Which has no part in the scientific method of experimentation?
Assumption
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What is a meteoroid called if it lands on the Earth's surface?
Meteorite
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What is table salt's chemical name?
Sodium Chloride
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Who was the first person in space?
Yuri Gagarin
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How many feet can a porcupine throw its quills?
0 Feet
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What is the fastest fish in the sea?
Sailfish
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Which element has Na as its chemical symbol?
Sodium
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Science Trivia

Did you know that science is defined as a systematic enterprise, which builds and organizes knowledge according to explanations and predictions about the universe? It can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia around 3500 to 3000 BCE. In these science trivia questions and answers, you’ll learn more about different aspects of this topic, including the three main categorizations of biology, chemistry, and physics.


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