Science Literacy Quiz - 20 Science Facts

20 Important Science Facts Everyone Should Know

Take this quiz to check your science literacy and learn 20 important science facts.
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2. Most of the air you breathe (78%) consists of which gas?
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3. Which of the following dinosaurs no longer appears in scientific literature, except under the name Apatosaurus?
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4. Which of these is one way of stating the First Law of Thermodynamics?
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5. A high, wispy could would be which type of cloud?
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6. The most abundant element in the Earth's crust makes up about half of its mass. Which element is it?
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7. Celsius and Fahrenheit are temperature scales. At what temperature do Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometers read the same?
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8. The three types of rocks are igneous, metamorphic, and:
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9. The Moon is smaller than Earth and has less gravity. Your weight on the Moon is about how much of your weight on Earth?
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10. How many chromosome pairs do humans have?
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11. Mass multiplied by acceleration equals:
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12. What is the approximate value of the irrational number pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter?
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13. It takes about how long for light from the Sun to reach Earth?
14. The symbol Fe stands for what element on the periodic table?
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15. Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA forms your genetic code. What are the 4 nucleotide bases used to form DNA?
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16. Mars is known as the Red Planet. What element, bound with oxygen, gives Mars its ruddy color?
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17. The speed of light in a vacuum (c) is approximately:
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18. How many centimeters are there in one meter?
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19. The brightest star in the night sky is:
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20. Organic chemistry is the study of compounds containing which element?
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Science Literacy Quiz - 20 Science Facts
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