Dear Dr. Linda,
As a retired biology professor, I’m curious why you have had quizzes in your column on history, vocabulary, holidays, math, grammar and more. Yet, you’ve never put in a quiz about biology, chemistry or any other science. I would think science is one of the most critical subjects to include in your column. It promotes thinking, questioning and research. Science opens up minds. Unlike math, which is an absolute, science is continuously changing because it’s based on theory which means just that…theory…an idea that needs to be proven or disproven. It can be proven today, but changed tomorrow when more research emerges. Just a thought!
I’ve never had a column about science because no one has ever asked me a question relating to any science. You’re the first, and it can’t be more timely. We’re living during a pandemic…something no one ever thought they’d live through during their lifetime. We are all dependent on the brilliant minds of our scientists to find a cure, vaccine, or whatever it takes to help humanity conquer this virus.
What do you Know About Science?
1. The study of living organisms is called a) biology; b) physics; c) chemistry d) none of the above
2. The ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬_____________ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬____________ is an organized arrangement of all the chemical elements using the atomic number.
3. The study of physics deals with a) magnetism; b) sound; c) electricity; d) all of the above
4. An assumption, based on limited evidence in order to do additional study is called a a) science; b) study; c) hypothesis; d) none of the above
5. It takes the Earth 365 days to make a complete trip around the a) sun; b) moon; c) galaxy; d) world
6. The Earth rotates on its a) equator; b) latitude; c) longitude; d) axis
7. The study of plants is called. a) geography; b) plantation; c) botany; d) zoology
8. Frogs, toads and newts are examples of a) reptiles; b) amphibians; c) birds; d) mammals.
9. The name of our galaxy is called the _____________ _______.
10. Pine trees and cedar trees are examples of a) fruit trees; b) conifers; c) hardwood trees; d) nut trees.
11. Impatiens, marigolds, zinnias and petunias are examples of a) perennial flowers; b) succulents; c) annual flowers; d) shrubs
12. The study of the development of human societies and cultures is called a) botany; b) anthropology; c) chemistry d) psychology
13. Which is a planet? a) Mars; b) Venus; c) Mercury; d) all of the above
14. Which is an example of a reptile a) rattlesnake; b) gecko; c) iguana; d) all the above
15. On the periodic table, what is the symbol for gold? a) Go; b) Fe; c) Au; d) Zn
16. The planet that is the furthest from the Sun is a) Neptune; b) Uranus; c) Mercury; d) Earth
17. What are rocks that orbit the Sun and are too small to be called planets? a) comets; b) asteroids; c meteors; d) none of the above
18. Which is a true statement about our moon? A) it is a natural satellite; b) it controls the ocean’s tides; c) it has hundreds of thousands of craters; d) all of the above.
19. Which plant grows on a vine? a) rose; b) cactus; c) cucumber; d) fungi
20. Rotation of the Earth on its axis causes a) day and night; b) the seasons; c) weather; d) climate change
Answers: 1) a; 2) periodic table; 3) d; 4) c; 5) a; 6) d; 7) c; 8) b; 9) Milky Way 10) b; 11) c; 12) b; 13) d; 13) d; 14) d; 15) c; 16) a; 17) b; 18) d; 19) c; 20) a
Thank you to all the scientists and people in the medical field that have given us a better world and a healthier life.
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