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Can You Pass This Basic Science Test?

Scottish kids take exams like this. Have you got what it takes to beat them?

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  1. 1.

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    Anodysing
    Corrosion
    Galvanising
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Corrosion

    Corrosion is the process of materials being eroded by chemical and/or electrochemical reactions with their environment. In this case, it's the Brooklyn Bridge. Better get that fixed, guys.

    Correct answer: Corrosion
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  2. 2.

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    1 and 6
    3 and 4
    2 and 5
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: 3 and 4

    When compounds like sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air, they can rise very high into the atmosphere, then mix and react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form acidic pollutants (known as acid rain).

    Correct answer: 3 and 4 Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  3. 3.

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    The slug and the caterpillar
    The toad and the weasel
    The fox and the weasel
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: The fox and the weasel.

    Slugs and caterpillars are the hedgehog's prey, not the other way round.

    Correct answer: The fox and the weasel. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  4. 4.

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    Plant, slug, hedgehog, fox
    Plant, vole, weasel, fox
    Plant, caterpillar, toad, fox
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Plant, slug, hedgehog, fox.

    The slug eats the plant, the hedgehog eats the slug, the fox eats the hedgehog. Sorry, hedgehog.

    Correct answer: Plant, slug, hedgehog, fox. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  5. 5.

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    Alveoli
    Bronchi
    Capillaries
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Bronchi

    Bronchi (singular: bronchus) means "branches" in Latin, and refers to the two branching tubes that conduct air from the windpipe into the lungs.

    Correct answer: Bronchi Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  6. 6.

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    Thermal conductivity
    Strength
    Wear resistance
    Flexibility
    Electrical conductivity
    Hardness
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Thermal conductivity

    Materials with low thermal conductivity tend to be used as insulation.

    Correct answer: Thermal conductivity
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  7. 7.

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    Red blood cells fight bacteria, and platelets carry glucose
    White blood cells fight bacteria, and plasma carries glucose
    White blood cells fight bacteria, and platelets carry glucose
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: White blood cells and plasma

    White blood cells help fight infections by attacking bacteria, viruses, and germs (pictured). Glucose is carried round the body dissolved in blood plasma, the pale-yellow liquid part of our blood.

    Correct answer: White blood cells and plasma Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  8. 8.

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    Subduction
    Diagenesis
    Vitrification
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Subduction

    Subduction occurs when two tectonic plates meet and one is forced under the other and down into the Earth's mantle.

    Correct answer: Subduction Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  9. 9.

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    Diaphragm
    Rib cage
    Air sacs
    Windpipe
    Bronchioles
    Capillaries
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Diaphagm

    The diaphragm is a tough, dome-shaped muscular partition separating the thorax from the abdomen. When it contracts, it increases the volume of the thorax and inflates the lungs.

    Correct answer: Diaphagm Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  10. 10.

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    Cement
    Zinc
    Wood
    Iron
    Sand
    Glass
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Zinc

    Brass is an alloy made by combining copper and zinc. You can make different kinds of brass by varying the quantities of zinc used.

    Correct answer: Zinc Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  11. 11.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answers: Solar, tidal, wave, hydroelectric, biomass, wood, or geothermal.

    These are all major sources of renewable energy.

    Correct answers: Solar, tidal, wave, hydroelectric, biomass, wood, or geothermal. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  12. 12.

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    Magma
    Lava
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Correct answer: Lava

    Molten rock is called magma when it's underground, but it's called lava when it's expelled to the surface due to a volcanic eruption.

    Correct answer: Lava Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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Can You Pass This Basic Science Test?

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