This Basic Science Trivia Quiz Will Keep You Guessing

Student in science class
Student in science class

Science exists everywhere around us, explaining the air we breathe, the concept of gravity, to how your brain processes the science trivia you are taking right now. Though it might not have been everyone's favorite cup of tea in school, having a basic understanding of the forces that surround us is key to understanding how everything in modern life works.

Now more than ever, having a scientific literate population is crucial as we need everyone to help pitch in to solve some of the greatest challenges we face as a civilization from something as big as climate change to the impact an individual can have on recycling. Try our science trivia quiz to see just how much of a science fiend you are or if someone needs to sit through another year of high school chemistry.

  • Question of

    When an object creates a sonic boom, it means that object broke what speed barrier?

    • Speed of Light
    • Speed of Sound
    • Speed of God
    • Speed of Time
  • Question of

    What is the hottest planet in our solar system?

    • Mercury
    • Venus
    • Mars
    • Jupiter
  • Question of

    What is the scientific name for Lou Gehrig's disease?

    • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
    • Spina Bifida
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Bilateral Autoimmune Lateral Lipid (BALL)
  • Question of

    What is the most abundant element in Earth's atmosphere?

    • Oxygen
    • Carbon
    • Nitrogen
    • Argon
  • Question of

    If scientists are using a seismograph, what event are they trying to detect?

    • Earthquake
    • Tornado
    • Hurricane
    • Blizzard
  • Question of

    What chemical element has the lowest Atomic Mass?

    • Hydrogen
    • Helium
    • Lithium
    • Boron
  • Question of

    Who was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize?

    • Marie Curie
    • Dorothy Hodgkin
    • Katherine Johnson
    • Sally Ride
  • Question of

    What is the chemical compound Dihydrogen Monoxide most commonly known as?

    • Air
    • Water
    • Earth
    • Salt
  • Question of

    Earth's core is primarily made up of what 2 metals?

    • Iron & Cobalt
    • Titanium & Magnesium
    • Iron & Nickel
    • Platinum & Chromium
  • Question of

    On what day is Mole Day celebrated annually?

    • February 2nd
    • March 14th
    • October 23rd
    • November 11th