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Answers to the ExQUIZite Science Quiz

Rebecca Keenan —

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Answers to the ExQUIZite Science Quiz...


1. Codes generally use words or phrases. Cyphers generally use letters.

2. Bletchley Park

3. Pigpen cypher

4. The Zodiac killer

5. Gregg and Pitman

6. 2000

7. Lemon

8. Beatrix Potter


1. Jurassic

2. Sauropod

3. c) both

4. Fossilized tree resin

5. Cambrian

6. The collection of spikes at the end of its tail

7. Mary Anning

8. Archaeopteryx


1. Mustelids

2. c) Dog (Irish: madra uisce; Welsh: dyfrgi)

3. c) 13

4. Asian small-clawed otters

5. Bangladesh

6. Sea otters

7. South America

8. Hermione Granger


1. Polaris

2. Alpha Centauri

3. Spiral, elliptical, irregular

4. Mercury

5. Triton

6. August

7. Michael Collins

8. Uranus and Venus

Famous physics experiments

1. Archimedes

2. Camera obscura

3. c) 18th – 1760

4. Isaac Newton

5. Schrödinger

6. Leó Szilárd and Enrico Fermi

7. Susan Jocelyn Bell

8. Marie Curie

General knowledge

1. b) 18 months

2. Kelvin

3. Potential of hydrogen

4. h² = a² + b² (The square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled          triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides)

5. Turning other elements into gold

6. Mendelevium (after Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev)

7. Crust, mantle, core

8. Mycology

Sources (all available from Dunedin Public Libraries)

Dinosaur facts and figures: The sauropods
Codebreaking: A Practical Guide by Elonka Dunin and Klaus Schmeh
RSPB Spotlight: Otters by Nicola Chester
What we See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid
Astronomy in Minutes by Giles Sparrow
Schrödinger’s Cat and 49 Other Experiments that Revolutionised Physics by Adam Hart-Davis
The Handy Science Answer Book – compiled by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life – DK