A good old pub quiz wouldn't be complete without a science round!


Whether you're looking to quiz yourself to test your trivia knowledge or throw some brain teasers towards your friends and family, one of the rounds you'll certainly need is a science round.

From the human body to time and space, RadioTimes.com has compiled a list of questions on all types of topics for you to steal for your next quiz.

Do you know what DNA stands for, or what the study of mushrooms is called? If you think you know your trivia, why not dive into our wide range of questions below right now – try to resist that urge to turn to Google!

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Science Quiz Questions

  1. What does DNA stand for?
  2. How many bones are in the human body?
  3. The concept of gravity was discovered by which famous physicist?
  4. What is the hardest natural substance on Earth?
  5. Which is the main gas that makes up the Earth's atmosphere?
  6. Humans and chimpanzees share roughly how much DNA?
  7. What is the most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere?
  8. Roughly how long does it take for the sun's light to reach Earth - 8 minutes, 8 hours or 8 days?
  9. Which famous British physicist wrote A Brief History of Time?
  10. At what temperature are Celsius and Fahrenheit equal?
  11. What modern-day country was Marie Curie born in?
  12. What is the biggest planet in our solar system?
  13. What name is given for the number of protons found in the nucleus of an atom?
  14. How many vertebrae does the average human possess?
  15. What was the name of the first man-made satellite launched by the Soviet Union in 1957?
  16. Which oath of ethics taken by doctors is named after an Ancient Greek physician?
  17. What is a material that will not carry an electrical charge called?
  18. Which Apollo moon mission was the first to carry a lunar rover?
  19. How many teeth does an adult human have?
  20. What is the study of mushrooms called?
  21. How many brains and how many hearts does an octopus have?
  22. What is the only letter not to appear on the periodic table?
  23. What is the fastest land animal in the world?
  24. What is the only even prime number?
  25. What do the letters in the word laser stand for?
  26. What is the perimeter of a circle called?
  27. Sound travels faster in air than in water: true or false?
  28. Which of the world's oceans in the deepest?
  29. What was the name of the first artificial satellite to enter space?
  30. Who is credited with the creation of the World Wide Web?
  31. Lightning hotter than the surface of the sun: true or false?
  32. Where in the human body can the smallest bone be found?
  33. How many bones do sharks have?
  34. What is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia the scientific term for?
  35. What does USB stand for?
  36. What is the largest desert on Earth?
  37. In which year were the first collisions achieved in the Large Hadron Collider?
  38. What is the heaviest organ in the human body?
  39. What is the rarest blood type in humans?
  40. In which year was Pluto reclassified as a Dwarf Planet?
  41. What is the biggest animal in the world?
  42. What is the only active volcano on mainland Europe called?
  43. What is desquamation the scientific term for?
  44. How many days on Earth does it take for Venus to rotate once on its axis?
  45. How many states of matter are there?
  46. What does a Geiger Counter measure?
  47. What are natural satellites colloquially known as?
  48. In which year did the Apollo 13 space mission take place?
  49. What metal is the best conductor of electricity?
  50. What was the first vaccine to be developed against a contagious disease?

Science Quiz Answers

  1. Deoxyribonucleic acid
  2. 206
  3. Sir Isaac Newton
  4. Diamond
  5. Nitrogen
  6. 98 per cent
  7. Nitrogen
  8. 8 minutes
  9. Stephen Hawking
  10. -40
  11. Poland
  12. Jupiter
  13. Atomic number
  14. 33
  15. Sputnik 1
  16. Hippocratic Oath
  17. Insulator
  18. Apollo 15
  19. 32
  20. Mycology
  21. 9 brains, 3 hearts
  22. J
  23. Cheetah
  24. 2
  25. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  26. The circumference
  27. False
  28. The Pacific
  29. Sputnik 1
  30. Tim Berners-Lee
  31. True
  32. The ear
  33. Zero
  34. Brain freeze
  35. Universal Serial Bus
  36. Antartica
  37. 2010
  38. The liver
  39. AB Negative
  40. 2006
  41. The Antarctic blue whale
  42. Mount Vesuvius
  43. Peeling skin
  44. 243
  45. 4 - solid, liquid, gas and plasma
  46. Radiation
  47. Moons
  48. 1970
  49. Silver
  50. The smallpox vaccine

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