Science Trivia Questions #27Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Which constellation derives its name from the Greek word for swan?
Cygnus - The star Deneb is part of the Cygnus constellation.
What is the name of the biological system that controls breathing?
Respiratory - The lungs are a part of this system.
Often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin," which vitamin does exposure to the sun provide?
a. Vitamin C
b. Vitamin B
c. Vitamin D
d. Vitamin E
Vitamin D - The human body can make vitamin D from casual sun exposure.
What kind of tree produces acorns?
Oak - An oak tree starts producing acorns between the age of 20 to 50 years.
Which biological system controls glands and hormones?
Endocrine - Major endocrine glands include the thyroid, pituitary and pancreas.
What is the chemical symbol for Titanium?
Ti - Titanium is listed as number 22 on the periodic table.
The process by which flowering plants are pollinated by birds is called?
Ornithophily - Only specific plants can be pollinated by birds.
Which element is represented by Nb on the periodic table?
Niobium - Niobium is a grey ductile metal.
Where are your quadriceps located?
Thigh - Biceps and triceps are in the arm.
Which of these would be considered a fossil fuel?
Coal - Oil and gas are also fossil fuels.
Zinc and copper make up what alloy?
Brass - Brass is often used to create musical instruments.
What are the two elements in water?
a. Carbon and oxygen
b. Hydrogen and oxygen
c. Hydrogen and carbon
d. Oxygen and helium
Hydrogen and oxygen - There are two hydrogen atoms to every oxygen atom.
Benjamin Franklin is often associated with what natural phenomena?
b. Earth quakes
d. Southern lights
Lightening - Franklin is often portrayed flying a kite during an electric storm.
The second lightest halogen, which gas is often used as a disinfectant in drinking water?
Chlorine - Chlorine's symbol is Cl and its atomic number is 17.
What did Charles Parson invent?
a. The refrigerator
b. The steam turbine
c. The electric telegraph
d. The telescope
The steam turbine - Charles was an engineer. He died in 1931.
Where are the majority of blood cells produced?
b. Bone marrow
Bone marrow - Platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells are produced by stem cells, which are located in the bone marrow.
What is the name of the condition that prevents blood clotting called?
Hemophilia - Some members of the British royal family suffer from this condition.
What is the name of the force that keeps planets in their orbits?
Gravitational - All of Newton's laws are based on the influence of gravity.
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