Quiz: Are You a General Science Whiz? Take This Quiz to Find Out!
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Are You a General Science Whiz? Take This Quiz to Find Out!
By: Jouviane Alexandre
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About This Quiz

How much of your science lessons do you remember? Take this general science quiz to test your knowledge.

We're not sure why science wasn't everyone's favorite subject in school. We think it was awesome. Still, for some people, general scientific knowledge just does not come easy. Even though it's primarily about the world around us, people and animals, and the skies above us, science can get pretty technical. But, we're assuming that you really liked science, or at least did well in the subject, or you wouldn't be interested in this quiz.

Science encompasses disciplines such as chemistry, biology, earth science, and astronomy. The good news is that the term "general science" means that nothing gets too particular - just a general overview of these topics. After all, if you were interested in specifics, you probably would have become a chemist, biologist, geologist, or astronaut. Assuming you did not enter one of these technical professions, we'll keep the questions pretty basic in this quiz.

So, if you know which of the world's oceans is the largest, what planet is closest to the sun, and the word for an animal that eats both plants and animals, you'll do well on this quiz. (BTW, if you answered Pacific, Mercury, and omnivore, you're right).

Let's see if you can ace this quiz.



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What is the name of the largest ocean?
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Which element has the Sn?
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Which of these carries a positive charge?
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What is the process where plants use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food?
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Which planet is closest to the Sun?
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How many planets are there (as of 2016)?
9
8
7
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What is the first element on the periodic table?
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Which scientist is known for the theory behind natural selection?
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Cirrus, stratus, and cumulus are types of what?
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What is electric power typically measured in?
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What is the pH level of water?
1
7
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What is the largest dessert in the world?
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What is the 8th element on the periodic table?
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Nucleon is the name for which two particles?
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What is the study of plant life known as?
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What is the hottest planet in the solar system?
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What is the largest planet in the Solar System?
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What is the main gas found in the air we breathe?
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What are animals that eat both animals and plants known as?
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What is the largest organ of the body?
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Arachnophobia is the fear of what?
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What is the name of a scientist who studies rocks?
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How many elements are on the periodic table?
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What was the name of the scientist who believed the Earth was at the center of the universe?
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What was the name of the scientist who stated that the Sun was at the center of the universe?
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Have many moons does Earth have?
1
2
3
4
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What is the symbol for gold on the periodic table?
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Have many chromosomes do humans have?
1
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How many bones are in the average adult human body?
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What are sharks classified as?
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What gives the skin and hair its pigment?
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Who proposed the theory of relativity?
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What is the general name used to reference the bones in the hands (not including fingers)?
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