How Good Is Your Science Knowledge?

Science is a way for us to know about the universe around us. It seems though, a lot of people have mistaken ideas about our best scientific knowledge. How scientifically literate are you? Can you answer these 12 basic science questions?
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Question 1/12

blogspot.com
Which direction does the Earth rotate?
East to West
West to East
North to South
South to North
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Question 2/12

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How long does it take the Earth to rotate around our sun?
24 hours
28 days
365 days
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Question 3/12

drdayan.com
What type of Solar Radiation does sunscreen protect you from?
ultraviolet
x-rays
infrared
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Question 4/12

livescience.com
Which atomic particle is smallest?
atom
electron
proton
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Question 5/12

ageekyworld.com
What is an example of a chemical reaction?
Boiling Water
Dissolving Sugar
Rusting Nail
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Question 6/12

rice.edu
What is the main function of red blood cells?
To fight diseases
To carry oxygen
To clot blood
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Question 7/12

ufl.edu
Lasers work by focusing....
... light.
... sound waves.
... electricity.
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Question 8/12

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True of false: All radioactivity is man-made.
True
False
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Question 9/12

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True or False: The continents have been moving for millions of years and they will continue to do so.
True
False
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Question 10/12

huffpost.com
What natural resource is extracted in the process known as "fracking"?
coal
daimonds
natural gas
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Question 11/12

oasisdiscussions.ca
Which of these is a major concern about overuse of antibiotics?
Leads to Addiction
Develops Resistant Bacteria
Very Expensive
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Question 12/12

vimeocdn.com
When you knock down a cup, why does it fall to the ground?
Everything Always Falls Down
The gravitational force of the Earth pulls the cup to it.
The cup is magnetically drawn to the Earth's core.
Result
Well, it is saddening but you had trouble answering most, if not all of the questions in this quiz. Your basic scientific knowledge is extremely lacking and you are unaware of a lot of fundamental knowledge that humans have discovered about our world and universe. At this point, you are scientifically illiterate.

C+, Scientifically Illiterate

wrdsb.ca
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Well, you managed to answer several question correctly. You are able to keep up with some science fields, but you don't have a wide breadth of knowledge of the general scientific knowledge for all of the fields of study and research. You are Scientifically Aware, but you still have a lot of catching up to do.

B+, Scientifically Aware

nature.com
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Great job! You managed to answer most, if not all of the questions in this quiz correctly. You have a decent understanding about our current scientific understanding of the universe and likely are able to follow along with recent scientific findings. You can proudly call yourself Scientifically Literate.

A+, Scientifically Literate

kevtak.com
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1
Which direction does the Earth rotate?
East to West
West to East
North to South
South to North
2
How long does it take the Earth to rotate around our sun?
24 hours
28 days
365 days
3
What type of Solar Radiation does sunscreen protect you from?
ultraviolet
x-rays
infrared
4
Which atomic particle is smallest?
atom
electron
proton
5
What is an example of a chemical reaction?
Boiling Water
Dissolving Sugar
Rusting Nail
6
What is the main function of red blood cells?
To fight diseases
To carry oxygen
To clot blood
7
Lasers work by focusing....
... light.
... sound waves.
... electricity.
8
True of false: All radioactivity is man-made.
True
False
9
True or False: The continents have been moving for millions of years and they will continue to do so.
True
False
10
What natural resource is extracted in the process known as "fracking"?
coal
daimonds
natural gas
11
Which of these is a major concern about overuse of antibiotics?
Leads to Addiction
Develops Resistant Bacteria
Very Expensive
12
When you knock down a cup, why does it fall to the ground?
Everything Always Falls Down
The gravitational force of the Earth pulls the cup to it.
The cup is magnetically drawn to the Earth's core.