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Science and Nature Quizzes – A huge selection of ready-made pub quiz questions and answers on the subject of science and nature.

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Quiz 24 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Which chemical element has the abbreviation ‘Rn’?


2. How long, to the nearest Earth year, does it take for Jupiter to orbit the sun?

12 years (11.86 years)

3. A lack of which vitamin causes the disease Beriberi?

B1 (Thiamine)

4. The term ‘renal’ refers to which bodily organ?

The kidney

5. What does a ‘dendrologist’ study?


6. The six gases of helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon are collectively called what?

Noble gases

7. With regards to photography, what does SLR stand for?

Single-lens reflex

8. What was the name of the first dog in space?


9. Which type of vegetable has the scientific name ‘brassica oleracea’?

Brussels sprout

10. What does PM stand for, when describing a time in the afternoon?

Post Meridiem





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Quiz 22 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. A squab is the name of the young of which bird?


2. Which chemical element has the symbol Sn?


3. What is the name of the process whereby solvent molecules in a solution move through a partially permeable membrane into a more concentrated solution?


4. The ‘malleus’, ‘incus’ and ‘stapes’ are three tiny bones in the human body – what are they more commonly called?

Hammer, anvil and stirrup

5. Which part of a horse’s anatomy lies between the fetlock and the hoof?


6. Which disease, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, is on the increase according to recent figures?


7. Who invented the tractor?

Benjamin Holt

8. What is hydroponics?

A method of growing plants in water, without soil

9. What is the name for a pregnancy, in most cases unsuccessful, in which the embryo is fertilised outside of the uterus?

Ectopic pregnancy (or eccysis / tubic pregnancy)

10. Who was the first person in the world to be conceived using IVF?

Louise Brown





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Quiz 18 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

All of the below animals are hybrids of two others – can you work out which two animals each was produced from?

1. Liger

A lion and a tiger

2. Beefalo

A buffalo and a cow

3. Donkra

A donkey and a zebra

4. Hinny

A male horse and female donkey

5. Zeeonk

A zebra and a donkey

6. Grolar

A grizzly bear and a polar bear

7. Cama

A camel and a llama

8. Wholphin

A whale and a dolphin

9. Leopon

A male leopard and a female lion

10. Toast of Botswana

A sheep and a goat





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Quiz 17 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

1. What can have a variety of types; among them ‘cirrus’, ‘stratus’ and ‘cumulus’?


2. NaCl is the chemical formula for which household substance?

Salt (Sodium Chloride)

3. What in the human body is the umbilicus?

Belly button/navel

4. What is the average body temperature of a human being, in degrees Celsius?


5. Triton is a moon of which planet?


6. The word laser was originally an acronym – what does it stand for?

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

7. Which is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?


8. What is the technical name for the Northern Lights?

Aurora Borealis

9. Eastman Kodak introduced an inexpensive, lightweight camera in 1900 – what was it called?


10. A mandrill is a type of which animal?






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Quiz 16 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. How many moons does the planet of Mars have?


2. Se is the chemical symbol for which element?


3. What did Walter Hunt invent on July 29th 1796?

Safety pin

4. Where in the human body might you find the pineal gland?

In the brain

5. Micropsia is a condition whereby visual perception is distorted and close objects appear to be far away. It can also be called _________ syndrome, named after which children’s book?

Alice In Wonderland (Alice In Wonderland Syndrome)

6. In computing terminology, what does ISDN stand for?

Integrated Services Digital Network

7. What does AM stand for in AM radio?

Amplitude Modulation

8. Conchology is the study of what?


9. The BCG vaccine (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) provides protection against which disease?


10. The Beaufort scale ranges from 0 (calm) to which number indicating a hurricane?






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Quiz 15 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. Which is the 6th planet from the sun?


2. Of what is carpology the study?

Fruit (and seeds)

3. Which bodily organ removes old and damaged red blood cells and recycles components from these cells, such as iron and haemoglobin?

The spleen

4. What is the most common blood type in humans?

O Positive

5. What is the scientific term for the windpipe?


6. Which star appears the brightest to a viewer on Earth?

The sun

7. Which type of rock is made from the cooling and solidification of magma or lava?

Igneous rock

8. Stephen Hawking has a type of what named after him?

Radiation (Hawking radiation)

9. Who invented the clockwork radio?

Trevor Baylis

10. Who commanded the Apollo 13 space flight?

James A. Lovell





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Quiz 14 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. How many chambers are there in a human heart?


2. What is the lead in a pencil made from?


3. Only one muscle in the human body is attached only at one end – what is it?

The tongue

4. What was the name of the first US space station, launched in 1973?


5. What is ‘arthrology’ the study of?


6. Only one gender of mosquito will bite humans; which is it, male or female?


7. How many bones are there in a giraffe’s neck?

7 (the same as a human)

8. Which bird can run the fastest?

The ostrich

9. What is the tallest breed of dog?

Irish Wolfhound

10. On which island was the Manx cat discovered?

Isle of Man





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Quiz 13 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Which chemical element has the lowest melting point?

Helium (-272°C or -457°F)

2. Riboflavin is known as which number vitamin?


3. Who invented the electric, pop-up toaster?

Charles Strite

4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Cd?


5. Which organ is affected by cirrhosis?


6. What was the name of the first test-tube baby?

Louise Brown

7. What is the common name of the inflammatory condition of prepatellar bursitis?

Housemaid’s knee

8. Which is the only orchid plant that produces edible fruit?

Vanilla orchid (which is where vanilla pods come from)

9.  What makes up almost all of a giant panda’s  diet (around 99%)?


10. In caves, which protrudes downwards from the ceiling, stalagmites or stalactites?






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Quiz 10 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

Free science quiz questions and answers for your pub quiz, or any type of quiz. Click on the green ‘Print Friendly’ button at the bottom of the quiz to create a printable version or PDF.

1. A ‘cria’ is the name for the offspring of which type of animal?

A baby camelid, eg llama, alpaca, vicuña or guanaco

2. Who invented the safety pin?

Walter Hunt

3. What does RAM stand for, when describing computer hardware?

Random-Access Memory

4. What term is used for one-billionth of a second?

A nanosecond

5. Coeliac disease is associated with an intolerance to what?


6. Which is the primary bodily organ affected by hepatitis?


7. What is the collective noun for a group of polecats?

A chine

8. What type of fruit is a ‘Norfolk Beefing’?

An apple

9. How often does Halley’s Comet appear?

Every 75/76 years (accept either)

10. What is the correct scientific name for laughing gas?

Nitrous Oxide


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Quiz 4 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

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1. At what temperature do both the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales have the same value?

Minus 40 degrees

2. What is the name of the pigment that makes leaves green?


3. What is Osteology the study of?


4. What is the chemical symbol for gold?


5. Gynophobia is the fear of what?


6. What is calcium oxide more commonly known as?

Quick lime

7. Britain has only one venomous snake – what is it?


8. How many wings does a bee have?


9. Which fruit is also called a ‘Chinese gooseberry’?

Kiwi Fruit

10. A ‘BCG’ is a vaccination against which disease?



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Quiz 3 – Round 3 – Science and nature

Free Science Quiz Questions

1. Which chemical element has the symbol Ti?


2. Olympus Mons is a large volcanic mountain on which planet?


3. What is the correct term for a female elephant?


4. What is the more common name for the clavicle?


5.  What does a Hippologist study?


6. ‘Harpy’, ‘serpent’ and ‘booted’ are all types of which bird?


7. What substance is the lead in pencils made of?


8. Rickets is a disease associated with the deficiency of which vitamin?

Vitamin D

9. What is a cassowary?

A type of (large, flightless) bird

10. In the term CT scan – what does CT stand for?

Computerised tomography


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Quiz 2 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

1. Which chemical element has the symbol Cl?


2. You would call a group of elephants a ‘herd’, but a group of which type of bird could you call an ‘unkindness’?


3. Which is the smallest planet in our solar system?


4. To which animal does the term ‘porcine’ refer?


5. Who invented the jet engine?

Sir Frank Whittle

6. What was the name of the first British woman to travel into space?

Helen Sharman

7. Which number on the litmus scale describes a substance that is neither acid nor alkaline, but instead is neutral?

7 (or PH7)

8. A brachiotomy is the medical term for the removal of which part of the body?

The arm

9. What is the common name for ascorbic acid?

Vitamin C

10. Where would you find the ‘ocean of storms’?

On the moon


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