Common Science Misconceptions Quiz

Do You Know Which Science Facts Are Actually False?

Take this fun quiz to see if you can tell science misconceptions from science facts.
Take this fun quiz to see if you can tell science misconceptions from science facts. Justin Lewis / Getty Images

1. The far side of the moon is:

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2. The brightest star in the sky (aside from the sun) is:

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3. Microwaving food makes it radioactive.

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5. The Coriolis force causes toilets in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to flush in opposite directions.

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6. Bats are blind.

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8. Diamonds come from pressurized coal.

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9. Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

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10. Deoxygenated human blood, such as in your veins, is which color?

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Common Science Misconceptions Quiz

You got: % Correct. Susceptible to Science Fraud

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Nice try! You answered several questions incorrectly, but you completed the quiz, so you know more now. Be careful about what you hear from other people or read online and apply critical thinking to determine whether a statement is a fact or a misconception. You can avoid being fooled by performing research, whether it's conducting your own experiment using the scientific method or researching for further information online.

From here, you might enjoy learning some strange and interesting science facts.

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Common Science Misconceptions Quiz

You got: % Correct. True Science Fact Finder

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Good job! You've displayed a good capacity to separate science facts from common misconceptions. Remember to remain skeptical when presented with any "fact" and to apply critical thinking to reach your own conclusions.

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