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101 Science Trivia Questions to Tickle Your Prefrontal Cortex

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June 22, 2022

If quarks and quantum physics make your heart race, get ready to experience an acute case of tachycardia. It’s time to light your Bunsen burner and dust off your favorite Erlenmeyer flask as you push your brain to the limits with a science quiz that scored a 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. 

Despite what 80s movies would have us believe, being passionate about science is nothing to be ashamed of. Sure, jocks might get those cool letterman jackets, but you know way more about dinosaurs, space, and stoichiometry. That gives you a clear advantage should the world suddenly need an amateur paleoastrochemist to neutralize a radioactive meteor occupied by rabid velociraptors.

Once you’ve conquered this list of science trivia questions and answers, why not take a quick refresher course on space, physics, or geology? With enough practice, even Bill Nye the Science Guy would be proud to have you as a lab partner.

1. Which four letter word is a unit of electrical power?

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2. Our teeth are covered by which hard, shiny material?

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3. Which word describes a plant made by crossing two other species of plant?

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4. What nationality was the first non-US, non-Soviet spaceman?

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5. Which term do doctors often use instead of stitches?

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6. Which metal is most commonly used to make a soft drinks can?

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1. Which scientists study rocks and the Earth's composition?

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2. HIV grew to mass notoriety during which decade?

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3. Which pigment gives our skin its color?

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4. What is apiology the study of?

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5. Alloy is used to describe a mixture of metals to form what?

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6. Plutonium is derived from which other element?

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1. Hydrogen combines with which other element to form water?

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2. Which sugary liquid do insects get from plants and flowers?

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3. What is the name of the skill of cutting hedges into ornamental shapes?

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4. Copper turns which color when it oxidises in the open air?

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5. Which gas is essential to allow us to breathe?

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6. Which metal, used for currency or jewellery, has the chemical symbol Ag?

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1. Joseph Priestley discovered which gas in 1774?

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2. The verb pollinate is used to describe the fertilisation of which living objects?

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3. What color is copper sulphate?

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4. Which tree family includes the sycamore and maple?

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5. What term do astronomers use for a group of stars?

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6. Which power is generated using the fission process?

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1. Where in the body is the trachea located?

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2. Which planet of the solar system is closest to the sun?

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3. What is the name for the blood vessel which carries blood away from the heart?

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4. Stephen Hawking was a pioneer in which field of science?

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5. Which is the lightest metal in chemistry's periodic table?

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6. Marie Curie named an element after which country, the land where she was born?

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1. Which British scientist wrote A Brief History of Time?

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2. Whose law states that: 'At a constant temperature, the pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume'?

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3. What is the name of the brightest star as seen from Earth?

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4. In anatomy, where would you find your pharynx?

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5. Which chemical element has the symbol Sr?

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6. Which word describes the deterioration of a metal or element in the environment?

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1. What is the world's largest tree-born fruit?

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2. Which term describes a sudden explosion on the surface of the sun?

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3. A haematologist is an expert in which field of medicine?

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4. In physics, which force involves rubbing one object against another?

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5. Which dietary mineral is essential for strong bones?

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6. What comes after 'Kuiper' in a solar system zone beyond the orbit of Neptune?

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1. Which of these conditions is caused by plants' reproductive cycles?

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2. A chemist from which country invented the Bunsen Burner?

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3. What was the surname of the second man to walk on the moon?

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4. What is the lifespan of a shrimp?

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5. Insulin is produced in which organ of the body?

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6. The adjective dermal refers to which part of the body?

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1. Selenologists study which object in the solar system?

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2. What is nosology the study of?

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3. What is the medical term for hair loss?

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4. Magnets can attract like, or do what to opposites?

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5. What is infant whale commonly called?

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6. What is the average lifespan of a Chinchilla?

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1. Which of these garden creatures has a shell?

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2. Capillary action refers to the movement of which form of matter?

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3. To which group of sharks do Wobbegongs belong?

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4. Which part of the eye moves to allow us to focus on images?

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5. Which British scientist developed the idea of natural selection and evolution?

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6. A metal made from two or more elements has which name?

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1. Which science term is the opposite of digital?

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2. The masseter muscle is found in which part of the body?

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3. Lyme Disease can be picked up from the bite of which insect?

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4. What is the name for the scientific study of the weather?

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5. Which chemical element takes its name from the Greek word for color?

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6. What is karyology the study or science of?

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1. Which chemical is often used to kill bacteria in water, such as swimming pools?

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2. Which word is used by scientists to describe speed through water?

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3. In genetics, what is the opposite of a dominant trait?

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4. Where are the smallest bones in the human body found?

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5. Which word describes a tree which sheds its leaves each year?

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6. Hepatitis is a medical condition affecting which organ of the body?

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1. What does an invertebrate not have?

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2. The project to develop the atomic bomb was named after which part of New York?

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3. What is the only sea mammal that does not have an insulating layer of fatty blubber?

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4. To whom was Marie Curie married?

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5. What is used to generate hydropower?

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6. What was the surname of pioneering scientists Marie and Pierre?

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1. What does a conchologist collect?

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2. Which biology term describes the environment where a plant or animal lives?

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3. Rods and cones, also known as photoreceptors, are found in which part of the body?

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4. Marie Curie won Nobel Prizes in Physics and which other field?

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5. Pb is the chemical symbol for which metal?

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6. The force exerted on a specific surface area has which name?

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1. Lunar refers to which celestial body?

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2. In which decade was the first Space Shuttle launch?

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3. Aerobic respiration requires what?

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4. Which gas produces water when it burns?

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5. What is another name for either of the two legs in a right triangle?

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6. What are conchologists interested in?

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1. A bone called the cranium protects which organ of the body?

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2. The element Gallium is named after the Latin name for which country?

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3. The study of human populations has which scientific name?

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4. Rubella is also known as which sort of measles?

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5. Which of these scales measures the strength of earthquakes?

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6. Chloroplasts are found within the cells of which living creatures?

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1. Dolly, the first creature to be cloned, was which animal?

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2. Which gas is used in MRI scanners to cool the magnets?

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3. Which crop is grown in a flooded field called a paddy?

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4. Who once claimed to be able to reanimate corpses?

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5. On which flat mathematical shape might you be asked to calculate the hypotenuse?

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