Quiz: 15 Things That You Probably Didn't Know You Knew

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This fun trivia quiz contains questions about science facts related to plants, animals, minerals, and chemistry.

 Oct 19, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

Compared to most crocodile species, the American alligator ____________.
has poor eyesight
has a round snout
spends less time on land

2 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of these dessert ingredients is vegan, containing no animal products?
molasses
honey
meringue

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Which vegetables belong to the nightshade family?
eggplant, tomato, potato, and peppers
broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage
beans, chickpeas, and lentils

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Aurora borealis is also known as the __________.
Milky Way
Dog Star
Northern Lights

5 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of these pairs of animals is most closely related?
panda and koala
giraffe and okapi
rhinoceros and hippopotamus

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Female Komodo dragons ___________.
can reproduce even when their eggs have not been fertilized by a male
can change their sex and become male
are about twice as large as males

7 of 15Pick your answer!

The atomic number of an element on the Periodic Table is determined by _________.
how abundant it is
how many protons it has
when it was discovered

8 of 15Pick your answer!

Helium, neon, and xenon are _________.
noble gases
liquid at room temperature
radioactive elements

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Lanthanum, cerium, and thulium are __________.
radioactive elements
man-made elements
rare earth elements

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Titanium, chromium, and manganese are ___________.
transition metals
gases at room temperature in their elemental form
radioactive elements

11 of 15Pick your answer!

A ruby is a red __________.
diamond
quartz
sapphire

12 of 15Pick your answer!

_________ is the concept that objects tend to stay in motion or at rest.
Inertia
Equilibrium
Gravity

13 of 15Pick your answer!

Elemental mercury is a __________ at room temperature.
gas
liquid
solid

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Elemental chlorine is a __________ at room temperature.
gas
liquid
solid

15 of 15Pick your answer!

Leukocytes are a types of _________ cell.
blood
stem
skin
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