Are You Better At Science Than The Average American?

Do you think that you're better at science than your fellow Americans? It's time to find out! Embark on this quiz and discover if your science knowledge is up to snuff.
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Question 1/12

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Which object in space that has an icy core with a tail of gas and dust that extends millions of miles?
A star
A comet
An asteroid
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Which kind of waves are used in order to make and receive cellphone calls?
Radio waves
Visible light waves
Sound waves
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Which layer of the earth is the hottest?
The earth's crust
The earth's inner core
Th earth's mantle
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Which of these is the main way that ocean tides are created?
The gravitational pull of the moon
The rotation of the earth on its axis
The gravitational pull of the sun
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What exactly does a light year measure?
Time
Distance
Weight
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What is the largest volcano in the Solar System?
Mt. Olympus Mons
Mt. Everest
Mt. Saint Helens
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If it rains water on Earth, sulfuric acid on Venus, then it rains what in Neptune?
Methane
Diamonds
Gold
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If the human eye were a digital camera, how many megapixels would it have?
652
576
300
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When hydrogen and oxygen are bonded together chemically, they make...
An element
A solution
A compound
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Question 10/12

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Which of the following is a function of a nerve cell?
To help us think
To help us produce energy
To help us move
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Which of the following is where the cell gets its energy?
Ribosomes
Nucleus
Mitochondria
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Question 12/12

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What layer of the Earth creates the magnetic field around the Earth?
The crust
The mantle
The core
Result
Like so many Americans, your knowledge of basic science slowly slipped away after high school. Though you know what's important for day to day living, these science questions threw you for a loop!

C+, Science Slump

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly science superb. Not only do you know the basic science facts that every American should know, but you know lesser known topics year few remember past high school. Keep up the good work.

B+, Science Superb

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Unlike many Americans, you realize just how vital and important science is to the world's well being. Without the knowledge of these topics, who knows how we would face daily challenges. Keep up the good work!

A+, Science Stellar

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1
Which object in space that has an icy core with a tail of gas and dust that extends millions of miles?
A star
A comet
An asteroid
2
Which kind of waves are used in order to make and receive cellphone calls?
Radio waves
Visible light waves
Sound waves
3
Which layer of the earth is the hottest?
The earth's crust
The earth's inner core
Th earth's mantle
4
Which of these is the main way that ocean tides are created?
The gravitational pull of the moon
The rotation of the earth on its axis
The gravitational pull of the sun
5
What exactly does a light year measure?
Time
Distance
Weight
6
What is the largest volcano in the Solar System?
Mt. Olympus Mons
Mt. Everest
Mt. Saint Helens
7
If it rains water on Earth, sulfuric acid on Venus, then it rains what in Neptune?
Methane
Diamonds
Gold
8
If the human eye were a digital camera, how many megapixels would it have?
652
576
300
9
When hydrogen and oxygen are bonded together chemically, they make...
An element
A solution
A compound
10
Which of the following is a function of a nerve cell?
To help us think
To help us produce energy
To help us move
11
Which of the following is where the cell gets its energy?
Ribosomes
Nucleus
Mitochondria
12
What layer of the Earth creates the magnetic field around the Earth?
The crust
The mantle
The core