How Good is Your Pop Science Knowledge?

We don't want to blind you with science here. We just want to see what you know about the basics.
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Question 1/10

mentalfloss.com
Geniuses can be silly! In Einstein's equation E=mc2, what is 'm'?
Molecule
Mass
Magic
Meteoric Velocity
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Question 2/10

guideposts.org
Tea, anyone? In Celsius degrees, what is the boiling point of water?
212
312
100
87
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Question 3/10

twitrcovers.com
It's always good to be #1. Who was the first human to orbit the earth?
Yuri Gagarin
John Glenn
Alan Shepard
Sally Ride
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Question 4/10

phys.org
Good things come in small packages. Which planet in our solar system is the smallest?
Rigel 7
Mercury
Pluto
Earth
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Question 5/10

sjgalaxy.com
Here comes the sun! Which European astronomer was the first to develop the Heliocentric model of the universe?
Galileo
Toscanini
Newton
Copernicus
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Question 6/10

amazonaws.com
Live long and prosper! Which one of these mammals has the longest lifespan?
Bowhead Whale
Betty White
Asian Elephant
Polar Bear
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Question 7/10

edu.au
Okay. Try to channel your inner 8th grader here. What does Avogadro's Constant measure?
The speed of sound
The grains of sand on Earth
Potential energy
Number of particles found in one 'mole' of a substance.
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Question 8/10

imgur.com
I'm sure you've thought of this periodically. Which symbol represents sodium in the periodic table?
SO
NA
SD
NE
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Question 9/10

regenexx.com
The knee bone's connected to the hip bone, but just how many bones are there in the human body?
212
157
206
301
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Question 10/10

huffpost.com
And finally: In what year was Jonas Salk's vaccine for polio declared to be "safe and effective," thus saving untold children from this scourge?
1947
1953
1955
1963
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C+, Bad Scientist

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B+, Mad Scientist

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A+, Rad Scientist

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1
Geniuses can be silly! In Einstein's equation E=mc2, what is 'm'?
Molecule
Mass
Magic
Meteoric Velocity
2
Tea, anyone? In Celsius degrees, what is the boiling point of water?
212
312
100
87
3
It's always good to be #1. Who was the first human to orbit the earth?
Yuri Gagarin
John Glenn
Alan Shepard
Sally Ride
4
Good things come in small packages. Which planet in our solar system is the smallest?
Rigel 7
Mercury
Pluto
Earth
5
Here comes the sun! Which European astronomer was the first to develop the Heliocentric model of the universe?
Galileo
Toscanini
Newton
Copernicus
6
Live long and prosper! Which one of these mammals has the longest lifespan?
Bowhead Whale
Betty White
Asian Elephant
Polar Bear
7
Okay. Try to channel your inner 8th grader here. What does Avogadro's Constant measure?
The speed of sound
The grains of sand on Earth
Potential energy
Number of particles found in one 'mole' of a substance.
8
I'm sure you've thought of this periodically. Which symbol represents sodium in the periodic table?
SO
NA
SD
NE
9
The knee bone's connected to the hip bone, but just how many bones are there in the human body?
212
157
206
301
10
And finally: In what year was Jonas Salk's vaccine for polio declared to be "safe and effective," thus saving untold children from this scourge?
1947
1953
1955
1963