Statistics for Science General Knowledge #1

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  • This quiz has been taken 5,296 times
  • The average score is 12 of 20

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What is the chemical formula for water?H2O
99%
What is the name of a listing of all the chemical elements?{Periodic} table
99%
What is the hardest substance found on Earth?Diamond
95%
What device did Galileo famously improve?Telescope
89%
What type of mineral has replaced lead in pencils?Graphite
85%
The nucleus of an atom contains protons and what other particle?Neutrons
83%
What is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?Mercury
78%
What is the unit for measuring the amplitude of sound?Decibel
62%
What does a chronometer measure?Time
60%
In percent, what is the average salinity of sea water?3.5%
57%
A descending barometer is an indication of what type of precipitation?Rain
56%
What everyday device are quartz crystals most commonly used in?Watches
53%
What astronomer first postulated that the Sun was the center of the universe?Copernicus
44%
How many feet are in a fathom?6
42%
What element is added to cooking gas to give it a noticable odor?Sulphur
39%
Magnesium is the central ingredient in what important plant substance?Chlorophyll
28%
What name is given to the group of metals that includes Iron, Cobalt and Nickel?{Transition} metals
27%
What gas usually fills light bulbs?Nitrogen
25%
Which uranium isotope is capable of sustaining a chain reaction?U-235
21%
What type of star is smaller than a Red Giant but larger than a Yellow Dwarf?Blue Dwarf
7%

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