Daily Quizzes Daily

Our daily general knowledge quiz

Quiz Archive Archive

A complete history of our quiz challenges

By Subject Subjects

Choose from seven quiz categories

Personalised Personalised

Build a quiz by subject and difficulty

Science Quiz #19

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 May 2009

A new science quiz is available each week. Try our daily general knowledge quiz or work through our archive of daily and themed quizzes.

0 out of ?
1

What reptile, of which there are two living species, the American and the Chinese, got its name from the Spanish for lizard?

A
Iguana
B
Boa constrictor
C
Crocodile
D
Alligator
Select from the options above.
2

Besides crosswords, where is the only place that you could see an emu in its native environment?

A
Asia
B
Africa
C
South America
D
Australia
Select from the options above.
3

Pi, a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is the same value as what other ratio?

A
GDP to GNP in a balanced economy
B
The hypotenuse to the sum of the other sides
C
The sum of the sides of a dodecahedron to one side
D
A circle's area to the square of its radius
Select from the options above.
4

What infectious disease is characterised by catarrh of the respiratory tract and paroxysms of coughing?

A
Measles
B
Chickenpox
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
Select from the options above.
5

What is the name for radiations of a wavelength longer than and immediately next to the visible spectrum?

A
X Rays
B
Ultra violet
C
Rainbow
D
Infra red
Select from the options above.
6

What mathematical tabular system was developed and promoted in 1614 by John Napier that changes calculations of, for example, multiplication and finding square roots to addition and division respectively?

Note: This question was updated in November 2017
A
Algebra
B
Calculus
C
Logarithms
D
Geometric progression
Select from the options above.
7

Humidity measures the quantity of water vapour in the air as a percentage by … what?

A
Height
B
Weight
C
Volume
D
Width
Select from the options above.
0%
There are 0 questions in this quiz.
You've completed 0 questions.
You've answered 0 questions correctly.
You've answered 0 questions incorrectly.