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Gareth's Science and Nature Quiz 2

4.1
(36 votes)
12 questions
English
Another chance to test your nature knowledge, and - yep - some science stuff as well!
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Generic Info Slide (Just enjoy the quiz, it's about science and nature!)

2

How many planets in our solar system have rings surrounding them?

4

2

3

5

Hard  16% got this right

All of the gas giants in our solar system, including Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, have their own ring systems
3
12 sequential squares

In 1996, in the UK, the first mammal in history was cloned. Her name was "Dolly", but which type of animal was she?

Ewe

Sheep

55% got this right

She was cloned by associates of the Roslin Institute in Scotland
4
AI Generated

Where is the capital of the USA?

Hard  25% got this right

Washington DC
5

How many Earth orbits did pioneering astronaut John Glenn's first space flight complete?

1
3
12

73% got this right

Glenn also made the first transcontinental flight with an average supersonic speed, in 1957, from California to NY
6

What common food takes its name from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "mouldy"?

Cheese

Bread

Butter

Mushrooms

38% got this right

Unlike most foods, if cheese is mouldy, you can usually just cut it off and keep the remainder
7

How many times larger, in volume, is a human egg cell (ovum) than a human sperm cell?

50000
10000000
20000000

47% got this right

Egg cells are the largest cells in most organisms
8
48 random squares

The word "vaccine" originates from the fact that the original disease in question was spread from which animal?

Cow

Bull

Cattle

72% got this right

It was noticed at the time that milkmaids didn't seem to catch smallpox - the human variant of cowpox, hence the vaccine
9
48 random squares
AI Generated

Which fruit tree's blossoms provide the perfume industry with the "essential oil" neroli?

Orange

Grapefruit

Lime

Nectarine

Hard  20% got this right

10

Alexander Graham Bell - often credited with inventing the telephone - also held the World Record for what, in 1919?

Fastest Water speed

Fastest Air Speed

Fastest Land Speed

Longest Underwater Breath Hold

Hard  12% got this right

On 9 September 1919, Bell's HD-4 achieved the world record for the maximum speed of a watercraft at 70.86 mph
11

Derived from the Peruvian word for "bird dung", which is a highly sought-after natural waste product of birds/bats?

Guano

Guava

Guavo

Mano

Hard  34% got this right

Guano has many uses including as an effective plant fertiliser
12

Which of the following animals are naturally found in the wild in Britain, but not in Ireland?

Moles

Snakes

Lizards

Newts

Hard  30% got this right

Due to tectonic shifts, plus The Ice Age, snakes never managed to bridge the gap between Ireland and Britain :]