Quiz: The Science Questions You Should Know Quiz
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The Science Questions You Should Know Quiz
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About This Quiz

Everyone should have a grasp on the basic processes that make our world tick. Take this quiz to see how good you are at answering some fundamental science questions. Don't worry — no rocket science knowledge is required.

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Which direction does the needle of a compass point?
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What is every object in our world made of?
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Newton's first law of motion states that an object in motion tends to what?
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About what percentage of Earth is covered by water?
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How many days does it take Earth to travel around the sun?
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When do the coldest temperatures generally occur?
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How many subatomic particles are in an atom?
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About how long ago did modern humans first appear?
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What term describes a group of organisms and their physical environment?
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If the pressure is the same, what kind of air has the greatest density?
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How are synthetic chemicals different from so-called natural chemicals?
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Newton's third law of motion states that every action has what?
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How old are the oldest fossils found on Earth?
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What does the nucleus of a cell contain?
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What is the highest taxonomic rank in the widely-used Linnaean system of biological classification?
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What is the first step of the scientific method?
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What is all matter made of?
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What is the hottest layer of our planet?
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What type of galaxy is the Milky Way?
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Which characteristic do all mammals have?
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What makes something a poison?
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What mineral is found in a saline solution?
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What do mitochondria provide for an organism's body?
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What happens to iron when it is exposed to oxygen?
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What is the basic unit of a chemical element?
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