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The Hardest Science Quiz You'll Take Today

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Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:28 p.m. ET

Posted on November 3, 2015, at 4:03 p.m. ET

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  1. 1. What kind of waves are present during an earthquake?

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    Transverse
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    Longitudinal
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    Both transverse and longitudinal
  2. 2. What kind of energy does an unlit match have?

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    Thermal energy
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    Chemical energy
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    Kinetic energy
  3. 3. Which of these is another way to write Newton's second law of motion?

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    F = ma
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    F = m/a
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    F = m + a
  4. 4. What is it called when light changes direction after leaving a lens?

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    Reflection
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    Refraction
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    Diffraction
  5. 5. How do you calculate density?

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    Density is volume divided by mass.
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    Density is mass divided by volume.
  6. 6. When you leave wine exposed to the air, the ethanol in it reacts with oxygen to form what?

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    Ethanoic acid
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    Ethyl acetate
  7. 7. Iodine is used to test for what substance found in potatoes?

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    Glucose
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    Starch
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    Proteins
  8. 8. How long does it take for the caffeine in coffee to fully kick in?

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    20 minutes
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    An hour
  9. 9. Which nutrient contains more calories per gram?

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    Fat
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    Protein
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    Alcohol
  10. 10. Which food has more calcium per gram?

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    Kale
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    Whole milk
  11. 11. Is it true or false that we only use 10% of our brains?

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    True
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    False
  12. 12. Which part of your brain deals with hearing and language?

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    Temporal lobe
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    Occipital lobe
  13. 13. What is the bystander effect?

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    When an individual doesn't offer to help someone in an emergency situation if there are other people present.
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    When too many people in a group try to help someone in an emergency situation.
  14. 14. Which psychological concept did Pavlov's dog help him describe?

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    Conditioning
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    Encoding
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    Consolidation
  15. 15. Does this argument use inductive or deductive reasoning?

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    Deductive
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    Inductive
  16. 16. What is an improper fraction?

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    A fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator.
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    A fraction in which the numerator is divisible by the denominator.
  17. 17. WTF is this angle?

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    20º
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    30º
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    40º
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    50º
  18. 18. When x = 4, what is the value of 5(2x-3)?

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    15
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    20
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    25
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    30
  19. 19.

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    x = 2, y = 4
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    x = 1, y = 3
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    x = 4, y = 2
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    x = 2, y = 2
  20. 20. Which is the acute angle?

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    CDA
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    BDA
  21. 21. Ammonia is super ______ .

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    Basic
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    Acidic
  22. 22. How many atoms are in a mole?

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    6.022x10^21
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    6.022x10^22
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    6.022x10^23
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    6.022x10^24
  23. 23. How much Br₂ is there when this equation is balanced?

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    1
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    2
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    3
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    4
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    5
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    6
  24. 24. What kind of bond involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms?

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    Ionic
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    Covalent
  25. 25.

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    Endothermic
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    Exothermic
  26. 26. About how old is Earth?

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    4.0 billion years old
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    4.5 billion years old
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    5.0 billion years old
  27. 27. Which of these is not one of the three main rock types?

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    Sedimentary
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    Metamorphic
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    Igneous
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    Basaltic
  28. 28. What is the name of the most recent supercontinent?

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    Rodinia
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    Gondwana
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    Pangea
  29. 29. A fault boundary where the movement between plates is side to side is called:

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    Convergent
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    Transform
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    Divergent
  30. 30. The outer core of Earth’s interior is:

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    Liquid
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    Solid
  31. 31. Which of these is NOT a system in the human body?

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    The nervous system
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    The endocrine system
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    The cellular system
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    The skeletal system
  32. 32. Where in your body might you find this bone?

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    Elbow
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    Shoulder
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    Knees
  33. 33. You have more bones as an infant than you do as an adult

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    True
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    False
  34. 34. What is the scientific term for peeling skin?

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    Desquamation
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    Dedermitation
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    Dermatitis
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    Exfoliation
  35. 35. Which of these is NOT part of the digestive system?

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    Duodenum
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    Large intestine
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    Diaphragm
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    Pericardium
  36. 36. What nebula is this?

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    Crab nebula
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    Horsehead nebula
  37. 37. Which galaxy is farther away from Earth?

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    Andromeda
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    Large Magellanic Cloud
  38. 38. Which solar system planets have rings?

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    Saturn and Jupiter
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    Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus
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    Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus
  39. 39. How long did it take New Horizons to reach Pluto?

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    Nine years
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    Nineteen years
  40. 40. Which moon of Saturn has a methane cycle?

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    Mimas
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    Enceladus
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    Titan
  41. 41. What is the word for an animal that is active at dawn and dusk?

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    Diurnal
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    Crepuscular
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    Nocturnal
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    Matutinal
  42. 42. What percentage of animal species are invertebrates?

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    About 25%
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    About 50%
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    About 90%
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    About 95%
  43. 43. Which of these is actually a dinosaur?

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    Mosasaur
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    Via Mark Witton and Darren Naish / journals.plos.org
    Pterosaur
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    Via Durbed / durbed.deviantart.com
    Microraptor
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    Via Nobu Tamura / en.wikipedia.org
    Phytosaur
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  44. 44. What animal is the closest living relative of a human?

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    Chimps and bonobos
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    Gorillas
  45. 45. What kind of animal is this?

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    Mammal
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    Bird
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    Reptile
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    Amphibian
  46. 46. Which of these is NOT found in an animal cell?

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    Mitochondria
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    Nucleus
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    Chloroplasts
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    Endoplasmic reticulum
  47. 47. What is the “powerhouse of the cell?”

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    Mitochondria
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    Golgi Apparatus
  48. 48. What comes next? Kingdom, Phylum, Class, _____.

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    Order
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    Genus
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    Species
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    Family
  49. 49. Is a chimpanzee a monkey?

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    Yes
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    No
  50. 50. Which of these is not a correct DNA base pairing?

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    Adenine (A) and thymine (T)
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    Adenine (A) and guanine (G)
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    Cytosine (C) and guanine (G)
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