Test your knowledge: Prep School teams ace Science Championships Heats – Can you answer these questions?

January 22, 2024

We recently shared the news that both of our fantastic Monmouth Prep School Science Teams have made it through to the finals of the Quiz Club UK National Championships.

Beating schools across the UK in their heats, our young scientists were really put to the test with 40 multiple choice science questions!

Let’s see how you do! Below are a some of the questions that were put to our Prep School Science Teams. How many can you answer correctly?

Q1. What do we call the process whereby a liquid is heated to a point that kills the bacteria?

  1. Pasteurisation
  2. Evaporation
  3. Saturation
  4. Thermulation

Q2. Which sea creatures extract calcium carbonate from the sea to form their exoskeletons which eventually form large underwater structures?

  1. Coral
  2. Urchins
  3. Mangrove
  4. Kelp

Q3. How many planets in the solar system have rings?

  1. Two
  2. One
  3. Three
  4. Four

Q4. Iron will rust when in the presence of which of the following?

  1. Nitrogen and water
  2. Oxygen and nitrogen
  3. Carbon dioxide and water
  4. Oxygen and water

Q5. Which part of the eye is responsible for eye colour and dilates and constricts the pupil to allow more or less light in?

  1. Iris
  2. Cornea
  3. Lens
  4. Retina

Q6. How many bones are in the human body?

  1. 206
  2. 320
  3. 198
  4. 109

Q7. What does a light year measure?

  1. Distance
  2. Speed
  3. Brightness
  4. Time

Q8. Which greenhouse gas represents the highest proportion of our atmosphere?

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Ozone
  3. Methane
  4. Water vapour


Answers are below. How did you do?

Q1 – a.
Q2 – a.
Q3 – d.
Q4 – d.
Q5 – a.
Q6 – a.
Q7 – a.
Q8 – d.