Can You Answer 12 Popular Science Questions?

Everyone loves science! Well...most people love science. How much basic popular science can you remember? Take our quiz to find out!
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What has an icy core with a tail of gas and dust that extends for millions of miles?
a moon
a comet
an asteroid
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Question 2/12

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Which of the following layers of the Earth is the hottest?
inner core
outer core
mantle
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In which year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched?
1964
1980
1990
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Which kind of waves are used to make and receive cellphone calls?
sound waves
radio waves
visible light waves
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What controls the ocean's tides?
the sun
the moon
the time
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A light year is a unit of:
distance
time
speed
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What type of clouds produce rain or snow?
nimbus
cirrus
altostratus
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What determines the loudness of a sound wave?
amplitude
frequency
wavelength
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What was the name of the program that developed the atomic bomb in the 1940's?
Project Pegasus
Area 51
The Manhattan Project
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Pioneer, Viking, and Galileo are names of what?
orbiting satellites
space missions
stars
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Whats does EMP stand for?
Electro Magnetic Pulse
Electron Mastering Program
Elevation Mean Proportion
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Which scientist invented the cure for polio?
Albert Einstein
Marie Curie
Jonas Salk
Result
Well, this quiz did cover a wide range of sciences, so maybe you're more well-versed in a very specific type of science. Otherwise, maybe science just isn't your thing. Which is totally cool - lots of people just don't click with science!

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You're a star scientist, and you sure know a whole lot about a wide range of different sciences. We're sure you know a bit more than you were able to let on with this quiz, but you do have a little studying up to do before you can call yourself a real scientist supreme!

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You might as well live in a laboratory with the amount you know about the world of science! The questions in this quiz ranged between many different areas of science, but you still knocked it out of the park. You should be proud, great work!

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1
What has an icy core with a tail of gas and dust that extends for millions of miles?
a moon
a comet
an asteroid
2
Which of the following layers of the Earth is the hottest?
inner core
outer core
mantle
3
In which year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched?
1964
1980
1990
4
Which kind of waves are used to make and receive cellphone calls?
sound waves
radio waves
visible light waves
5
What controls the ocean's tides?
the sun
the moon
the time
6
A light year is a unit of:
distance
time
speed
7
What type of clouds produce rain or snow?
nimbus
cirrus
altostratus
8
What determines the loudness of a sound wave?
amplitude
frequency
wavelength
9
What was the name of the program that developed the atomic bomb in the 1940's?
Project Pegasus
Area 51
The Manhattan Project
10
Pioneer, Viking, and Galileo are names of what?
orbiting satellites
space missions
stars
11
Whats does EMP stand for?
Electro Magnetic Pulse
Electron Mastering Program
Elevation Mean Proportion
12
Which scientist invented the cure for polio?
Albert Einstein
Marie Curie
Jonas Salk