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Science and Nature Questions


The Science and Nature round consists of many varied topics. Science questions include naming elements from the periodic table, inventions that changed the world and the stars and planets in the solar system. The Nature questions cover those from the animal kingdom, the food we eat and the human body.


Science and Nature Questions and Answers
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According to the Guinness World Records, in which country was the hottest temperature recorded in 1913?
USA
As at 2020, how tall is the tallest tree in the world – 85, 105 or 115 meters?
115
What does SN stand for on the periodic table?
Tin
Which breed of dog was the fictional dog ‘Lassie’?
Rough Collie
What do Americans call Aubergines?
Eggplant
Which cake should be made without cherries as Mary Queen of Scots apparently didn’t like them?
Dundee Cake
Cirrus and Stratus are types of what?
Clouds
Which chemical element has a name which means ‘Bringer of Light’ in Greek?
Phosphorus
Which fish grow to become pilchards?
Sardines
What is the anatomical name of the shin bone?
Tibia
How many sides has a dodecagon?
12
What is the home of a beaver called?
Lodge
What paper is used to test acid and alkali?
Litmus
Alfresco, Golden Boy and Shirley are types of what?
Tomato
In measuring a horse, how many inches are in a hand, 4, 6 or 8?
4
What does a ‘cryometer’ measure?
Temperature (very low)
Which Scottish scientist and inventor patented the telephone in 1876?
Alexander Graham Bell
Which part of the body is affected by lumbago?
The Back
For which element is Co the chemical symbol?
Cobolt
Ganymede is a satellite of which planet?
Jupiter
How many moons does Mars have?
Two
What colour is a female blackbird?
Brown
Which gas used in advertising signs has the symbol Ne?
Neon
The muscles found in the front of your thighs are known as what?
Quadriceps
Which coffee bean roasting style takes place at the highest temperature? Italian our American roast?
Italian
In the human body, what is the more common name for the trachea?
Windpipe
With which meat is horseradish sauce traditionally served?
Beef
Which early calculating device consists of balls strung on wires or rods and set in a frame?
Abacus
What sort of winged creature is a monarch?
Butterfly
What is the cube root of the number one?
One
Between which two planets would you find the Asteroid Belt?
Mars and Jupiter
What name is given to a device in which a moving fluid drives a wheel or motor?
Turbine
What name is given to animals such as kangaroos, wallabies and opossums?
Marsupials
Which country produces the most tea each year - India, China or Kenya?
China
Which vehicle was invented by English engineer Sir Christopher Cockerell?
Hovercraft
Which continent produces the most Quinoa?
South America
In computing what does ‘CSS’ stand for?
Cascading Style Sheet
How many noble gasses are there?
6
Hippomania is the obsession with which animal?
Horses
What colour is Cobalt?
Blue
From which country does Broccoli originate?
Italy
What is a female donkey called?
Jenny
Amber is made from the resin of which tree?
Pine
Which electronics company have mobile phone models including the P30 and P40?
Huawei
Which planet is 6th from the sun by distance?
Saturn
What is a female badger called?
Sow
K is the chemical symbol for which element?
Potassium
Which is the largest organ in the human body?
Skin
What name is given to the art of cutting hedges or bushes into artistic shapes?
Topiary
Which planet is closest to earth?
Venus
What is binary 1000 in decimal numbers?
8
On which part of the body is the hallux found?
Foot (Big Toe)
What is the melting point of sugar - 90, 145 or 186 degrees?
186
A ‘Pascal’ is a measure of what?
Pressure (or stress)
What is the collective noun for a group of Tigers?
Ambush (or Streak)
What type of fruit is a ‘Jargonelle’?
Pear
To the nearest kilometre per hour, how many kilometres per hour is 30 miles an hour?
48
Which animal has the longest pregnancy?
Elephant
In corned beef what are the corns?
Salt
How many pairs of ribs does a human have - 8, 10 or 12?
12
What is a Water Moccasin?
Snake
Which is the saltiest of the main oceans?
Atlantic
How many points does a sycamore leaf have?
5
Which star constellation is known as ‘The Hunter’?
Orion
Which fruit is in ‘Creme de Cassis’?
Blackcurrants
What name is given to a triangle which has 3 different angles and no length the same?
Scalene
What is the collective noun for a group of frogs?
Army
What is traditionally added to pasta to make it green?
Spinach
Ornithophobia is the fear of what?
Birds
What does HDMI stand for?
High-Definition Multimedia Interface
What word describes the bending of light passing from one medium to another?
Refraction
What do three horizontal lines represent in mathematics?
Equivalent to
Reflexologists massage which parts of the body?
Feet and Hands
What did the Kyoto Protocol intend to curb the emission of?
Greenhouse gases
What does the R stand for in the medical condition SARS?
Respiratory
How many sides does a hexagon have?
6
What is the chemical symbol for aluminium?
AL
What is the collective noun for a group of lions?
Pride
Which berries are the main ingredient in gin?
Juniper
True or False - Vietnam is the second biggest producer of coffee?
TRUE
What can cats do with their claws that dogs cannot?
Retract them
What does ‘m’ stand for in the equation E=mc2?
Mass
Which is the most popular registered dog breed in the UK?
Labrador Retriever
Which planet has a pink appearance?
Mercury
If something has a PH number of 2, is it acidic or alkali?
Acidic
Which planet has two moons called Phobos and Deimos - Mars, Jupiter or Saturn?
Mars
Which country has the internet code .fr?
France
Xerox are known for what?
Printing/Photocopying
What is a group of crows called?
Murder
Flour and what other two ingredients are used to make pasta?
Water and Eggs
What is the collective noun for a group of bats - Swarm, Flock or Colony?
Colony
Which element has the atomic number one?
Hydrogen
What colour is the flesh of a dragon fruit - Red, White or Blue?
White
What does the letter ‘d’ stand for in radar?
Detection
In which decade were contact lenses first devised - 1880’s, 1900’s or 1920’s?
1880’s
Which planet other than Venus does not have any moons?
Mercury
Which element has the symbol ‘Au’?
Gold
Which limestone formation found in caves grows upwards?
Stalagmite
Invertebrates are animals that don’t have what?
Backbone
A Nonagon has how many sides?
9
What element bears the letters Hg in The Periodic Table?
Mercury
What is the name of the bone extending from the shoulder to the elbow?
Humerus
Which star sign comes after Leo?
Virgo
‘Better Boy’, ‘Jubilee’ and ‘Early Girl’ are types of which fruit?
Tomato
In computing, what does ISP stand for?
Internet Service Provider
Gnocchi is a food from which country?
Italy
A horse is traditionally measured by which unit?
Hands
In the Apollo 11 mission, who did not step on the moon? Michael Collins, John Collins or Steve Collins?
Michael Collins
In computing, what does the A stand for in ‘RAM’?
Access
Which single letter represents Tungsten in the periodic table?
W
Ascorbic Acid is better known as what?
Vitamin C
In computing, what does ‘HDMI’ stand for?
High-Definition Multimedia Interface
What name is given to a group of Kangaroos?
Mob, Troop or Court
In which country did the Gala Apple originate - USA, New Zealand or Great Britain?
New Zealand
What does ‘AS’ stand for in the Periodic Table?
Arsenic
Which country has the internet code .is?
Iceland
What is hemophobia the fear of?
Blood
Which nuts are usually used in pesto sauce?
Pine nuts
A creature with a laniferous coating is covered in what - wool, scales or fur?
Wool
A nonagon shape has how many sides?
9
On which island did the now extinct dodo live?
Mauritius
What does the letter `Q` stand for in `I.Q. Test`?
Quotient
Which infectious disease has a name derived from the Latin for `bad air`?
Maleria
Roughly how often does Halley`s Comet appear, every 70, 75 or 80 years?
75
In the equation E=mc2 - what does the letter ‘c’ stand for?
Speed of Light
How many stomachs does a cow have?
4
How many pairs of chromosomes are there in the human body - 12, 18 or 23?
23
Who invented the light bulb?
Thomas Edison
What does ‘ASP’ stand for in computing?
Active Server Pages
What is the ruling planet of the astrological sign Sagittarius?
Jupiter
Where in the human body would you find the scaphoid bone?
Wrist
What is the boiling point of water in degrees Fahrenheit?
212
What does VHS stand for as used in video tapes and recorders?
Video Home System
Which metal is the best conductor of electricity?
Silver
What is the only bird that can swim but not fly?
Penguin
What is the top colour on a rainbow?
Red
What is measured in Scoville Units?
Pungency (heat) of Chilli Peppers
Brontophobia is the fear of what?
Thunder & Lightning
Which cloud is found higher in the troposphere, Cirrus or Stratus?
Cirrus
True or false, a Rhombus is a flat shape with 4 equal straight sides?
True
To the nearest Km/h, how fast is 90mph?
145
Who invented vulcanised rubber? Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone or Ford?
Goodyear
Using Pythagoras Theory, what is ‘C’ if A=8 and B=15?
17
In kilometres, what is the circumference of the moon - 10,921, 15,921 or 20,921?
10,921
In Switzerland, it’s illegal to only own one of which family pet?
Guinea Pig
Lionhead and Flemish Giant are breeds of which animal?
Rabbit
Vodka, Tomato Juice and Worcestershire sauce are some of the ingredients in which cocktail?
Bloody Mary
What does DVD stand for?
Digital Versatile Disc
How many miles from Earth is the sun - 9.3 million, 93 million or 930 million?
93 Million
Bromatology is the study of what?
Food
Entomology is the study of what?
Insects
Variola is the medical name for which disease - Smallpox, Chickpox or Swine Flu?
Smallpox
In astronomy, ‘The Big Dipper’ is another name for which constellation?
The Plough
The pituitary gland controls the production of what in the body?
Hormones
What process involves treating rubber with sulphur to harden it?
Vulcanisation
Which letter is two dashes and two dots in Morse code?
Z
What name is given to a male swan?
Cob
Cobalamin is also known as which vitamin?
B12
On the human body, a keloid is a type of what?
Scar
People born on 29th February have which Zodiac sign?
Pisces
What is the area of a triangle if its base is 8cm and its height is 5cm?
20cm squared
In the periodic table, what does Po stand for?
Polonium
Which zodiac sign is before Scorpio?
Libra
What is the national animal of Germany?
Black Eagle
What is Japanese sake made from?
Rice
How many humps would you find on a Bactrain camel?
Two
What did Scottish scientist Charles Macintosh invent?
Waterproof fabric
What does ‘vascular’ relate to?
Blood vessels
The Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous period cover which era?
Mesozoic
SO2 is the formula for which chemical compound?
Sulphur dioxide
In the eye, what is the centre of the iris called?
Pupil
A ‘Pascal’ is a measure of what?
Pressure
What name is given to a male rabbit?
Buck
A medium size banana contains 422 milligrams of which mineral?
Potassium