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Which Indian scientist got the Nobel Prize?

  • Homi Bhabha
  • Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
  • Dr. Abdul Kalam
  • Dr. C.V. Raman

Bhabha was a doctor

Bhabha received a Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University in 1935, studying the physics of cosmic rays.



It is now believed that dinosaurs became extinct because of:

  • Viral diseases
  • Hunting by early humans
  • A worldwide period of climatic cooling
  • A meteorite impact

This isn’t too significant; but, C and D are not mutually exclusive and D may have caused an “impact winter” helping the extinction. I would suggest changing C to “Climactic changes due to volcanism”


H2O is the chemical symbol for

  • Any Acid
  • Acidic Acid
  • Salt
  • Water

Needs subscript in H2O and vinegar is spelled “Acetic Acid”


The basic unit of power is called

  • Jule
  • Newton
  • Electricity
  • Watt

“Jule” should be spelled “Joule”


Paleontolgy is the study of

  • Insects
  • Birds
  • Ancient Life Form
  • Ancient Geographys

“Paleontolgy” should be spelled “Paleontology”

“Geographys” is properly pluralized “geographies”, but probably shouldn’t be plural at all.


If you were to take a lump of coal and squeeze for a long time at very high temperatures, you would end up with:

  • Graphite
  • Volcanic glass, also known as obsidian
  • A smaller lump of coal
  • A diamond

A and D are equally correct (1) (2). I would change A to “Gold”


The King of the Dinosaurs was

  • Brachiosaurus
  • Trannosaurus Rex
  • Diplodocus
  • Diplox Rex

“Trannosaurus” should be spelled “Tyrannosaurus”


I liked the quiz :shrug:



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I took the Singapore quiz.




And a more general "design" problem. A few times, on this quiz and others, I've accidentally hit the radio button below the answer I wanted to give, instead of the one above it. 'Twould be loads better if the button could be alongside the answer, or if a line space could separate the pairs.


You're absolutely right. I'll try to fix it (it's a third party script).


Edit: Fixed! ;)


I took the "Hubble Space Telescope Quiz "

My Score: 15 of 20 (75%)

Only Two errors found. (and a trick question or two)


Fixed! Embarrassing when you consider I worked for the Norwegian Space Centre for 5 years... :)

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I took the Time Travel quiz and found some errors.


Question #4 has broken code.


The superscript in #5 is broken.


Questions 6, 10, and 15 have <> instead of [].


Question #14 has two correct answers: a and b. It seems to me that b is the more correct answer as the question dealt with the precession of time.

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Endangered Species quiz:


Q2: According to this chart by the IUCN, there are over 2000 animal species listed as endangered. 2007 IUCN Red List – Summary Statistics for Globally Threatened Species


Q3: According to the US FWS, 138 species of fish are listed as threatened or endangered. The list of species for the US from Mongabay is 883.


TESS : Threatened & Endangered Species System

List of Freshwater Fishes for USA (contiguous states)


Q6: I recommend removing "because" for every choice.


The rest seems good.

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I haven't fixed those yet, Freezy, but I have managed to tweak the quiz script so images are now being shown (took me three hours...I didn't write that script so I needed to dig deep to isolate a stray reference to a missing variable).


I still need help from people: Go here and take a quiz, and report bugs in this thread:


Science Forums - Quizzes

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