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What is the surname of the scientist who developed the Theory of Relativity?Einstein
97.3%
The theory of what phenomenon was outlined in Charles Darwin's 1859 book 'On the Origin of Species'?Evolution
94.7%
What term is used to describe a group of organisms whose members have all ceased to exist?Extinct
90.4%
Which inherent property is sometimes referred to as 'stretchiness'?Elasticity
87.6%
Joules, kilowatt-hours, and kilocalories are units of what capacity of physical systems?Energy
87.4%
The obscuring of one celestial body by another is known by what term?Eclipse
84.9%
What is a component of atoms that has a negative charge?Electron
82.5%
What large mammals belong to the only extant family of the order Proboscidea?Elephants
81.3%
The transformation of a liquid into a gas by an increase in temperature and/or a decrease in pressure is known by what term?Evaporation
77.7%
What geometric term describes the shape of the orbits of the planets?Ellipse
77.7%
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What did Dmitri Mendeleev notably arrange by increasing atomic weight to establish an early Periodic Table?Elements
77.4%
What is the term for a rigid external covering of some invertebrates that provides both support and protection?Exoskeleton
75.6%
A fertilized egg cell is referred to by what term until it is referred to as a fetus?Embryo
74.4%
What type of proteins catalyze biochemical reactions?Enzymes
67.4%
What is the term for a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment?Ecosystem
66.6%
What quantity is loosely associated with the amount of chaos in a thermodynamic system?Entropy
55.9%
What alkane is comprised of two carbon and six hydrogen atoms?Ethane
48.1%
What type of object usually consists of a large number of closely spaced turns of wire that create a magnetic field?Electromagnet
46.7%
Le Chatelier's principle states that a chemical system in what state will counteract a change in it?Equilibrium
42.6%
By what technique is a direct current used to drive a non-spontaneous chemical reaction?Electrolysis
30.4%

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