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Question Answer % Correct
Chemistry: What is any one of the alternate names for NaCl?sodium chloride
97.2%
Physics: Which British scientist came up with the 3 Laws of Motion?Isaac Newton
84.6%
Earth Science: What is the most abundant element in the Earth's atmosphere?nitrogen
81.8%
Chemistry: Name any one of the noble gases that isn't radioactive.helium
81.6%
Physics: Which star is the closest to the planet Earth?Sun
80.1%
Math: What trigonometric function is the same as sine divided by cosine?tangent
78.5%
Chemistry: What is the name for 0 Kelvin or -273.15°C?absolute zero
78.4%
Chemistry: What is the non-technical name for dihydrogen monoxide?water
78.3%
Physics: Who is the only woman with 2 Nobel Prizes, one in chemistry and one in physics?Marie Curie
75.7%
Biology: What is the movement of water through a selectively-permeable membrane?osmosis
74.6%
Biology: Geometrically, what is the specific structure of a DNA molecule called?double helix
73.5%
Biology: In the biological classification system, what comes between species and family?genus
68.1%
Math: For a pair of points, what does (y2sub>-y1sub>)/(x2sub>-x1sub>), aka rise over run, represent?slope
65.9%
Physics: In E=mc2sup>, what is the name of the constant represented by c?speed of light
64.5%
Chemistry: Using element symbols, decode this message: sulfur polonium carbon potassium.SPoCK
60.2%
Question Answer % Correct
Physics: On the electromagnetic spectrum, what type of radiation has the shortest wavelength?gamma rays
59.9%
Math: Name the sequence that begins 1,1,2,3,5,8,13...Fibonacci
59.5%
Biology: What does a plant cell have surrounding it that an animal cell does not?cell wall
59.3%
Physics: What is the SI unit for energy, named after an English physicist?Joule
58.2%
Math: What number is 1012sup> in the US but 1018sup> in the UK?trillion
57.5%
Physics: What is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator?Large Hadron Collider
49.4%
Chemistry: What is the more common term for
-log([H3sub>O+sup>]) ?
pH
45.9%
Biology: What German-speaking friar is famous for discovering the field of genetics?Gregor Mendel
45.9%
Chemistry: What process is the opposite of oxidation, where electrons are gained by a species?reduction
45.7%
Biology: What are the hairlike sensory|motion structures on the outside of cells called?cilia
44.7%
Chemistry: Complete the other half of the Ideal Gas Law: PV =___nRT
44%
Biology: Name either of two bases that completes this set: guanine, cytosine, adenine, ___.thymine / uracil
43.9%
Math: What do you call a line segment that connects any two points on a circle?chord
34.6%
Math: What is the more common name for a regular hexahedron?cube
34.1%
Math: What kind of number has factors that sum to itself like 6 (=1+2+3) or 28(=1+2+4+7+14)?perfect number
26.8%

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