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Could YOU still pass GCSE science? Fiendish 15-question quiz tests budding Einsteins - but adults are struggling to answer it (8 Pics)

Count yourself as a bit of an Einstein? You may want to cast your eyes over this GCSE paper before you get ahead of yourself.

Go Social has shared the 15-question quiz that's designed to test a 16-year-old budding scientist's knowledge - and adults are struggling to answer it.

From questions about the periodic table to puzzlers about protons and neutrons, cast your eyes over the below questions, write down your answers and see how well you scored by checking the answers  at the end...

1. What is a property of copper?
a. Does not conduct heat
b. Breaks easily
c. Conducts electricity

2. The figure shows a man using a leaf blower to move some leaves. The leaf blower is powered by an electric motor connected to a battery. Complete the sentence: 'The battery stores ..... energy which is transferred into electrical energy.'
a. Nuclear
b. Chemical
c. Sound
d. Kinetic

3. The figure below shows the mass of carbon added to and removed from the atmosphere each year. Name process 'X'
a. Photosynthesis
b. Homeostasis
c. Osmosis

4. Humans use the nervous system to react to changes in the environment. Which word means a change in the environment?
a. Reflex
b. Neurone
3. Stimulus

5. A householder monitored how the air temperature inside his house changed over a 2-hour period. The householder measured the temperature every 15 minutes. The figure below shows how the temperature changed with time. At what temperature does the thermostat switch the heating on?
a. 21 degrees Celsius
b. 22 degrees Celsius
c. 20.5 degrees Celsius

6. The nervous system allows humans to detect stimuli and to react to changes in their surroundings. What are the special cells that detect stimuli called?
a. Effectors
b. Receptors
c. Synapses

7. Complete the sentence: 'The solar panel is black to increase energy transferred to the water by .....'
a. Infrared radiation
b. Convection
c. Conduction

8. Name the type of reaction that releases energy from a fuel
a. Exothermic
b. Endothermic

9. Darwin's theory of evolution states that all species of living things have evolved from simple life forms. Complete the sentence: 'Simple life forms first developed on Earth more than .....
a. 3 billion years ago
b. 3 million years ago
c. 3 thousands years ago

10. Name particle B
a. Proton
b. Neutron
c. Electron

11. Elements are different from each other because they have different numbers of...
a. Ions
b. Protons
c. Molecules

12. In which food chain, A, B or C, will the greatest proportion of biomass and energy of the plants be passed to humans?

13. The MMR vaccine is used to protect against measles. Apart from measles, which two other diseases does the MMR vaccine protect against?
a. Mumps, Rubella
b. Mumps, Rabies
c. Malaria, Rubella

14. Figure 9 shows what happens to the light energy when a ray of light hits a glass block. What happens to the other 2 per cent of the incident energy?
a. It disappears
b. It is absorbed
c. It is destroyed

15. Which one of the gases in Table 1 is a noble gas?

a. Carbon dioxide
b. Nitrogen
c. Argon
d. Oxygen 


1. c
2. b
3. a
4. c
5. c
6. b
7. a
8. a
9. a
10. c
11. b
12. c
13. a
14. b
15. c 

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