Smarty Pants Quiz

Review Test Questions

  • (1) What is the largest planet in our solar system?   See Answer
  • (2) What is the smallest planet in our solar system?   See Answer
  • (3) Which planet is farthest from our Sun?   See Answer
  • (4) Mars is known for which color?   See Answer
  • (5) How many stars are in our solar system?   See Answer
  • (6) Is Ceres a dwarf planet?   See Answer
  • (7) What is the most abundant element in the universe?   See Answer
  • (8) What element is the Sun mostly made of?   See Answer
  • (9) What do scientists call the birthplace of stars?   See Answer
  • (10) Is the Earth at the center of the solar system?   See Answer
  • (11) Which galaxy do we live in?   See Answer
  • (12) Which element has an atomic number of 2?   See Answer
  • (13) What kind of rocks are formed when magma or lava cool and harden?   See Answer
  • (14) What is a group of lions called?   See Answer
  • (15) This skull belongs to which dinosaur?   See Answer
  • (16) What does Triceratops mean?   See Answer
  • (17) What element is used in many of today's rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, energy storage   See Answer
  • (18) What toxic element is sometimes called the poisoner's poison?   See Answer
  • (19) Which planet did William Herschel discover in 1781?   See Answer
  • (20) How many planets are in our Solar System?   See Answer
  • (21) Where is the asteroid belt located in our Solar System?   See Answer
  • (22) How many days does it take for the Earth to orbit the Sun?   See Answer
  • (23) What force from the Sun pulls on the Earth and keeps it in orbit?   See Answer
  • (24) We always see the same side of the Moon.   See Answer
  • (25) Which two planets are about the same size?   See Answer
  • (26) What Italian astronomer was the first to study the stars through a telescope?   See Answer
  • (27) What do we call the layer of gas that blocks the Sun's harmful rays?   See Answer
  • (28) Does the Earth rotate in an Eastward or Westward direction?   See Answer
  • (29) What is the word for melted rock deep inside the earth?   See Answer
  • (30) Is the inner most part of the Earth called the crust, the mantle or the core?   See Answer
  • (31) What has a gravitational pull so strong that even light cannot escape it?   See Answer
  • (32) Do light years measure time, distance or radiation?   See Answer
  • (33) What is the name of Saturn’s largest moon?   See Answer
  • (34) Who was the first person to walk on the moon?   See Answer
  • (35) Olympus Mons is a large volcanic mountain on which planet?   See Answer
  • (36) The threshold around a black hole where the escape velocity surpasses the speed of light.   See Answer
  • (37) There is a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.   See Answer
  • (38) Which planet is famous for it's beautiful rings?   See Answer
  • (39) What is the name of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy?   See Answer
  • (40) Which stars have the longest lifespan?   See Answer
  • (41) The largest snake the world has ever known is called:   See Answer
  • (42) How long does it take light emitted from the Sun to reach the Earth?   See Answer
  • (43) How far away is the nearest-known star to the Sun?   See Answer
  • (44) In 1543, he proposed the Earth and other planets revolved around the Sun.   See Answer
  • (45) Which of these elements belongs to the nonmetals group?   See Answer
  • (46) What are the horizontal rows of the Periodic Table called?   See Answer
  • (47) What scientist is credited with inventing the Periodic Table?   See Answer
  • (48) What is the symbol for the element Gold?   See Answer
  • (49) He reduced mortality from puerperal fever and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax.   See Answer
  • (50) He popularized astronomy to the public and his TV series Cosmos remains one of the most-watched show   See Answer
  • (51) What type of rocks are formed by great heat and pressure?   See Answer
  • (52) Rocks constantly changing from one type to another over millions of years is called the:   See Answer
  • (53) These are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault   See Answer
  • (54) All species of life develops through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that incre   See Answer
  • (55) Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?   See Answer
  • (56) His research led to the banning of lead in gasoline and in food products.   See Answer
  • (57) Stars in the Milky Way galaxy number in the:   See Answer
  • (58) The symbol for the element Mercury is:   See Answer
  • (59) Mercury is also known as:   See Answer
  • (60) Which nation is the leading producer of rare earth metals?   See Answer
  • (61) Does copper rust?   See Answer
  • (62) Rust is formed by the reaction of iron and which element?   See Answer
  • (63) Table salt is a compound of which two elements?   See Answer
  • (64) What is maximum number of electrons in the innermost shell of an atom?   See Answer
  • (65) Does a normal hydrogen atom have a neutron?   See Answer
  • (66) Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Radon, and Oganesson make up which group on the periodic table?   See Answer
  • (67) Which of these elements will explode on contact with water?   See Answer
  • (68) What caused the dinosaurs to die out?   See Answer
  • (69) These were large, four-legged herbivorous dinosaurs. They had very long necks, small heads with blun   See Answer
  • (70) Which is the largest land animal?   See Answer
  • (71) Which group of animals have scales?   See Answer
  • (72) Which of these animals is best adapted to the desert?   See Answer
  • (73) Which element is worth more than gold?   See Answer
  • (74) Which element has the atomic number 8?   See Answer
  • (75) How many elements are in the Periodic Table?   See Answer
  • (76) What element composes the largest part of Earth's atmosphere?   See Answer
  • (77) How many moons does Mars have?   See Answer
  • (78) What is the only world in the solar system besides Earth that has rivers, lakes and seas on its surf   See Answer
  • (79) What were duck-billed herbivorous dinosaurs called?   See Answer
  • (80) The volt, a unit of the electromotive force that drives current, was named after who in 1881?   See Answer
  • (81) Who is best known for his work regarding electricity and magnetism?   See Answer
  • (82) Approximately how old is the Earth?   See Answer
  • (83) Most rocks are composed of several different minerals?   See Answer
  • (84) Which of these minerals can kill you?   See Answer
  • (85) How fast do gravitational waves travel?   See Answer
  • (86) During the winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Pole is tilting in which direction?   See Answer
  • (87) Approximately how far is earth from the center of the Milky Way galaxy?   See Answer
  • (88) IC 1101 is one of the largest ever discovered of which?   See Answer
  • (89) What is ring of icy objects around the Sun extending just beyond the orbit of Neptune called?   See Answer
  • (90) These rocks are made when small pieces of other rocks are buried together.   See Answer
  • (91) What is the outer layer of the Earth called?   See Answer
  • (92) What rock is a type of glass made by volcanoes?   See Answer
  • (93) The most common rock on Earth's service is called?   See Answer
  • (94) Most types of this rock are made from the shells or skeletons of ancient ocean dwellers, such as she   See Answer
  • (95) Which of these is burned in furnaces to help produce energy?   See Answer
  • (96) Powered by black holes, they are 100 times brighter than a normal galaxy, and eclipse the ancient ga   See Answer
  • (97) He proved their were galaxies beyond the Milky Way.   See Answer
  • (98) What are the dark areas on the surface of the Sun?   See Answer
  • (99) What is a massive star that has exploded called?   See Answer
  • (100) Ganymede, Io, Europa, and Callisto are called the...   See Answer
  • (101) Which planet has the strongest winds in the solar system?   See Answer
  • (102) Which moon of Neptune orbits backwards?   See Answer
  • (103) What is this green mineral that contains the elements iron, magnesium, silicon and oxygen?   See Answer
  • (104) Which dinosaur was covered in armor plates and had a huge club at the end of its tail?   See Answer
  • (105) A dose as little as 0.00000005 grams would be fatal.   See Answer
  • (106) Emeralds and rubies get their colors from which element?   See Answer
  • (107) Cheese, yogurt, milk, broccoli, sardines and almonds are rich is which element?   See Answer
  • (108) Which element's name comes from the German word for "Goblin?"   See Answer
  • (109) Which element is needed for plant growth and is used in plant fertilizers?   See Answer
  • (110) What substance has unique properties that are distinct from the properties of its elemental constitu   See Answer
  • (111) What is the big block of elements in the middle of the Period Table that contains hard, shiny metals   See Answer
  • (112) This element is named after the mythological Greek giants because it is so strong?   See Answer
  • (113) Which of these animals can have lifespans over 100 years in the wild?   See Answer
  • (114) What is the diverse group of flightless, mostly large and long-legged birds called?   See Answer
  • (115) Which of these creatures has the shortest lifespan?   See Answer
  • (116) Which owl is the smallest owl in the animal kingdom?   See Answer
  • (117) Which element crumbles into dust when it gets very cold?   See Answer
  • (118) What is a shorthand method of representing an element?   See Answer
  • (119) What gemstone with a pink or rose-red crystals can rival the deep color of rubies?   See Answer
  • (120) Half of all mammal species are what?   See Answer
  • (121) Which of these is the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System?   See Answer
  • (122) How long does it take for the planet Mercury to orbit the Sun?   See Answer
  • (123) Which planet has an surface temperature hot enough to melt lead?   See Answer
  • (124) MK2 is a moon of which dwarf planet?   See Answer
  • (125) Which era did dinosaurs first appear?   See Answer
  • (126) What is the preserved remains of ancient life, found in many sedimentary rocks, called?   See Answer
  • (127) Which microbes break down dead plants and animals to use as food?   See Answer
  • (128) What do we call microbes that make people sick?   See Answer
  • (129) Who is considered the "Father of Micobiology"?   See Answer
  • (130) Who invented the floating ballcock, an improved tank-filling mechanism still used in toilets today?   See Answer
  • (131) Which of the following is a renewable form of energy?   See Answer
  • (132) Which of these microbes can survive in very extreme enviroments such as volcanic hot springs?   See Answer
  • (133) Scientists grow bacteria on special plates called...?   See Answer
  • (134) What is the thick jelly-like substance that fills the inside of a cell?   See Answer
  • (135) Crude oil that has high levels of sulfur is called?   See Answer
  • (136) What is used to treat bacteria infections all over the world?   See Answer
  • (137) Which year did Steve Jobs launch Apple's iPhone?   See Answer
  • (138) Which English computer scientist is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web?   See Answer
  • (139) Who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electri   See Answer
  • (140) What was the first US spacecraft to successfully land on Mars in 1975?   See Answer
  • (141) This vehicle was first launched into space on April 12, 1981 and carried a crew of two.   See Answer
  • (142) Which planet in our Solar System rotates on its side?   See Answer
  • (143) The Great Red Spot can be found on which planet?   See Answer
  • (144) What is it called when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow?   See Answer
  • (145) What kind of battieries does electric-vehicle maker Tesla use?   See Answer
  • (146) What kind of renewable energy comes from building dams on rivers?   See Answer
  • (147) Tapping heat generated inside the Earth creates which type of energy?   See Answer
  • (148) Which of these energy sources uses the least amount of water?   See Answer
  • (149) What kind of energy comes from sources that will run out or will not be replenished for thousands or   See Answer
  • (150) Which scientist is famous for the theory of quantum mechanics?   See Answer
  • (151) What does a Geiger Counter measure?   See Answer
  • (152) What unit of length is equal to approximately 9.46 trillion kilometers (5.88 trillion miles)?   See Answer
  • (153) What does the term API stand for in software technology?   See Answer
  • (154) Which duo invented the aeroplane?   See Answer
  • (155) What is the name of the classic 1972 arcade game based on table tennis?   See Answer
  • (156) What is light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation called?   See Answer
  • (157) Which of these elements is often used in tools because it is a hard, strong metal that is easy to sh   See Answer
  • (158) What element was the first to be produced artifically by researchers?   See Answer
  • (159) What element has the symbol N?   See Answer
  • (160) Which gases is often used lighted signs?   See Answer
  • (161) What element gives garlic and onions their pungent smell and taste?   See Answer
  • (162) Which element has the symbol Sc?   See Answer
  • (163) What is the most abundant element in Earth's crust?   See Answer
  • (164) What is the symbol for Silicon Dioxide?   See Answer
  • (165) What gaseous compound has the chemical formula CH4 and also gives Neptune it's blue color?   See Answer
  • (166) Which of these elements is not a synthetic element?   See Answer
  • (167) What is the chemical symbol for the element Germanium?   See Answer
  • (168) Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus and Sulfur (CHNOPS) are considered the essential elem   See Answer
  • (169) Because this element does not rust, it is used to coat objects to make them look silver.   See Answer
  • (170) Because this element is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat, it is widely used as wires i   See Answer
  • (171) This element was discovered by German alchemist Hennig Brand when he boiled a large pot of urine.   See Answer
  • (172) Compounds with this element are often used in rat poisons.   See Answer
  • (173) When silicon and oxygen mix with metal ions, the result is a class of minerals called:   See Answer
  • (174) The 6 types of these include: up, down, bottom, top, charm, and strange.   See Answer
  • (175) What molecule tells a cell how to grow and behave?   See Answer
  • (176) What is the most common cold virus?   See Answer
  • (177) Which of these dinosaurs could fly?   See Answer