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Science Quiz #1

Frogs belong to which animal group?

insects trees

Q: A red pigment found in vertebrate blood amphibians reptiles invertebrates mammals melanin melatonin chlorophyll Q: NaCl is the chemical formula of: hemoglobin that functions in oxygen transport is:

hydrogen peroxide sodium chloride or table salt ammonia water

Q: A metamorphic rock is one that:

formed as a result of heat or pressure formed from deposition of sediment fell from space as a meteorite

Q: Which component of an atom would you not expect to find in the nucleus?

formed from cooled magma

Q: A neutron has what electrical charge? electrons neutrons protons no charge positive charge negative charge either a positive or negative charge Mercury Q: How many legs do spiders have? Mars Earth Venus 4 6 some have 6, some have 8 8 fungi meanings of words

Q: The fourth planet from the sun is:

Q: Mycology is the scientific study of:

Q: The function of ribosomes in cells is to:

Q: An igneous rock is one:

provide energy to the cell package lipids

that formed as a result of temperature or pressure that formed from deposition of sediments

translate and form proteins which formed from cooled magma control cellular division that fell from space as meteorite

Science Quiz #2
Q: Bacterial cells are different from plant and Q: Earth is located in a galaxy we call the Milky Way. The Milky Way is shaped like: have no cell walls a sphere a plate a corkscrew a flattened spiral Q: Prehistoric man and dinosaurs lived at the Q: Sharks and rays are different from other fish in that they: true have live young rather than lay eggs have cartilage but no bones are warm-blooded have eyelids so they can blink their eyes Mars and Jupiter Q: Gunpowder is made from: Earth and Mars Jupiter and Saturn salt, pepper, and sugar sulfur, charcoal, and salt saltpeter, sugar, and sodium hydroxide sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate charcoal, saltpeter, and talc exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide transport water and minerals Q: The primary function of xylem in plants is to: Venus and Earth Q: The asteroid belt is located between: false same time: do not have organelles cannot move do not contain DNA animal cells in that they:

perform photosynthesis store glucose

classifying them. comparing them. contrasting them.

Q: The most abundant element in the universe is:

helium hydrogen carbon silicon the heaviness of the grains of soil. the size of the grains of soil. Q: Which statement is true of cats? the size of the spaces between the grains of soil. Both big and small cats can purr, but only some large cats can roar. Only big cats can roar while only small cats can purr. Only house cats can purr. Only house cats are incapable of roaring. burning trash completely burying trash in a landfill reducing the amount of waste left over from using a product reusing a resource to make something new Q: Recycling refers to: the temperature of the water as it enters the soil. Q: Some soils hold water better than others. The difference is caused by:

Science Quiz #3
Q: A mineral is a natural crystalline solid that formed from geological processes. Which of the following is not an example of a mineral?

Q: Which of the following usually is not a way a diamond wood gold salt taking a shower instead of a bath fixing leaky faucets turning off the water while brushing your teeth Q: Grouping or organizing objects into categories based on their characteristics is called: waiting until you have enough dishes to fill the dishwasher before running it to conserve water during a water shortage?

Q: Which of the following is an example of matter?

atoms of the element carbon a block of wood my house All of the above are examples of matter. Matter is anything that takes up space.

Q: A plant is an example of a producer. Producers are living organisms that:

make their own food break down dead organisms for food eat other organisms for food

Q: Grass appears green because:

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It absorbs green light. Q: A ball sitting at the top of the stairs is an It reflects green light back to your eyes. It reflects red light back to your eyes. thermal energy Q: A simple machine: chemical energy kinetic energy potential energy example of:

increases the amount of work required to perform a task. decreases the amount of work required to perform a task. requires the same amount of work to complete a task but is automated so that it does the work for you. reduces the force or effort required to do a task or changes the direction of force used to perform a task.

Q: The organ that produces insulin for the body is the:

liver kidney pancreas spleen

Q: A solar eclipse occurs when:

the Earth's shadow falls on the moon. the moon's shadow falls on the Earth. the Earth moves between the sun and the moon. Venus is between the sun and the Earth.

Q: Newton's First Law of Motion:

says that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant. says that energy is neither created nor destroyed. states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

describes inertia. A body in motion remains in motion unless acted on by a force; a body at rest remains at rest unless acted on by a force.

cell wall cell membrane

Q: A huge ocean wave that may be caused by earthquakes, often under the ocean floor, is called a:

Q: Helium is an example of:

a halogen cyclone magma tsunami rip tide an element an alloy a compound

Q: Which of the following clouds might produce rain?

Q: Which of the following is an example of a producer?

all clouds can produce rain cirrus

mushroom grass cow snake

cumulonimbus cirrostratus

Q: The seasons are caused by:

Q: Hot molten rock under the surface of the earth is called:

change in distance to the Sun the tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation the magnetic poles switching direction

magma the phase of the moon lava petroleum geyser opening and closing the refrigerator a lot turning off the tv, computer, radios, games, etc. opening the windows during the day endoplasmic reticulum nuclear membrane closing the shades or blinds over the windows Q: Which of these actions will help keep your home the coolest in the summer?

Q: The semipermeable membrane which encloses the cytoplasm of plant and animal cells is called the:

Q: You see your reflection in a mirror because:

Technology is concerned with theories, not practical applications. Technology is concerned with the application of discoveries made during space exploration. Technology is only applied to the earth, not other planets. Technology is concerned mainly with space history.

light is absorbed light is diffracted light is reflected light is refracted

Q: When you increase the length of a guitar string, the pitch or vibration speed that is produced becomes: Q: Which would be the best material you could use to separate heat from cold?

louder softer higher lower

steel iron glass wood

Q: One of the most important functions of microorganisms in an ecosystem is that they:

Q: One way light and sound differ is:

decompose dead organisms limit the number of large animals produce food using the sun's energy provide food for large animals

Light exists whether it is observed or not. Sound only exists if someone hears it. Light can travel in a vacuum. Sound can't travel in a vacuum. Light is associated with energy, sound is not. Light travels in waves, sound does not.

Q: How can you tell the difference between algae and protozoa? Q: Yeast is added to make some breads and cheeses to: Protozoa have cells walls while algae do not. Protozoa move while algae do not. Protozoa are green while algae are not. Protozoa are larger than algae. add flavor change sugars into starches grow and release waste products that affect the food add golden color

Q: How is space technology different from space exploration?

Q: Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered:

telescopes microscopes binoculars cameras

Test Your Knowledge of Science Concepts

from Anne Helmenstine, Ph.D., About.com Guide to Chemistry

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