Sample Questions (II)
from Explorit's
Corporate Science Challenge

Click with your cursor on the circle beside the answer of your choice and wait a moment for the response. When you have answered each question you can check your score.
A perfect score for this quiz is 460 points.

QUESTION 1: Elementary School Level - scores 20 points.
Dinosaur bones have been found in nearly every continent on Earth. In which of the rock types can fossil bones be found?
Igneous
Sedimentary
Metamorphic
Plutonic
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QUESTION 2: School of Hard Knocks - scores 100 points.
When the gate of Folsom Dam broke through on July 17, 1995, 340,000 acre-feet of fresh water were lost to the sea. What percent of Earth's water is fresh (not salty)?
1 percent
5 percent
9 percent
12 percent
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QUESTION 3: College Level - scores 60 points.
The Hubble Space Telescope recently photographed galaxies at distances up to 8 billion light-years, the farthest images of the sky that have ever been taken. How many miles is equivalent to one light-year?
400 million miles
365 billion miles
5,870 billion miles
10,000 billion miles
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QUESTION 4: School of Hard Knocks - scores 100 points.
Two basketballs shot at the same time and with the same initial linear velocity, one with a backspin and one without a backspin, will have different trajectories as they approach the basket. The reason for this difference is due to:
Differences in the way gravity acts on the two balls.
Differences in the intial linear momentum of the two balls.
A reduced air pressure acting on the lower side of the ball with backspin.
An increased air pressure acting on the lower side of the ball with backspin.
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QUESTION 5: School of Hard Knocks - scores 100 points.
The notion of spontaneous generation was dispelled by Pasteur, but some food technologies rely on organisms that seem to have been spontaneously generated. What food product, associated with "lambic," "geuze," and "wort," is a by-product involving air-borne organisms?
Cheese
Beer
Sauerkraut
Wine
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QUESTION 6: Graduate School Level - scores 80 points.
In Star Trek, Warp 1 = 1c (1 times the speed of light); Warp 2 = 2c (twice the speed of light).
How fast is Warp 3?
4c (4 times the speed of light)
3c (3 times the speed of light)
8c (8 times the speed of light)
5c (5 times the speed of light)
YOUR TOTAL


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