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Gareth's Science and Nature Quiz

4.0
(161 votes)
11 questions
English
A bit of science and - you guessed it - the natural world!
1
48 random squares

Which country, known for its largely unique local wildlife, is also the fourth largest island on Earth?

Madagascar

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

The Philippines

75% got this right

Madagascar is home to some very unique wildlife, including all known lemur species
2

Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?

Saturn

Jupiter

Neptune

Uranus

Hard  32% got this right

As of December 2023, 146 moons of Saturn have been confirmed, overtaking Jupiter's 95 moons earlier this year
3
12 random squares
AI Generated

Which part of the body is attacked by a cutaneous disease?

The skin

Skin

56% got this right

4

What gas makes up the majority of the Earth's atmosphere?

Nitrogen

78% got this right

The surface air in Earth's atmosphere is made up of approximately 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen.
5
AI Generated

Where is the largest - in terms of height - active volcano on the planet?

Hard  5% got this right

6
48 random squares
AI Generated

What's the commonly used American name for a woodchuck?

Ground hog

Groundhog

Marmot

Hard  22% got this right

The groundhog is found throughout much of the Eastern United States, across Canada and into Alaska
7
AI Generated

The burning crater known as the "Door to Hell" was created when a gas field was set on fire in the '80s. Where is it?

Hard  14% got this right

8

Which region of the UK has the only remaining - albeit critically endangered - species of wildcat?

Scotland

England

Northern Ireland

Wales

40% got this right

9

Travelling at the speed of light, how long would it take to travel around the Earth once (in milliseconds)?

1
130
1000
Milliseconds

Hard  30% got this right

10

Along with her husband, who is credited with discovering the elements radium and polonium, and won two Nobel prizes?

Curie

Marie Curie

45% got this right

Marie Curie's remains are kept in a lead-lined mausoleum to this day, due to their radioactivity levels
11

The phenomenon known as "polythelia" refers to the presence of a third:

Nipple

Eye

Nostril

Testicle

40% got this right

1 in 18 people are purported to be affected by the condition, which is caused by a genetic mutation