Explorit's Cold Quiz

Rub your hands together to warm them before
you start because this is a cold quiz!
SIX QUESTIONS: (Top score is 60 points)
Click the button beside your chosen answer and wait a moment for a response.
Each button click that results in a correct answer scores +10 points.
QUESTION 1:
There are nine planets in our solar system. In the order of their increasing distance from the Sun they are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars (and Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.) Of the first four, which has the lowest average surface temperature?
Mercury (dark side)     Venus     Earth     Mars


QUESTION 2:
In November 1980 the Voyager space mission returned photographs of Saturn's rings. These photographs have been analysed by scientists and reveal that the rings are made of:
Gas     ice     water droplets     dust.


QUESTION 3:
In which of the following does sound travel fastest ?
Seawater     air     ice.


QUESTION 4:
The sun shines at the South Pole (Antarctica) but the temperature never rises above freezing so the snow does not melt. On an average, what is the annual snowfall over the Antarctic snowcap?
2 inches     14 inches     48 inches     100 inches.


QUESTION 5:
Which animal or plant would you NOT expect to find around the South Pole?
Moss     lichen     Polar Bear     Killer Whale


QUESTION 6:
Clouds reduce the Sun's warming effect by reflecting sunlight back into space. There are several different kinds of clouds. Of the following types which is typically the coldest ?
Cumulus     stratus     mammatus     cirrus

CHECK YOUR TOTAL



Go to the Quiz Index
© Explorit Science Center, 1998
[Home]
Send feedback to
Explorit Science Center
P.O. Box 1288, Davis, CA 95617, USA
Phone: (530)756-0191     Fax: (530)756-1227