Are YOU smarter than a biology student? Tricky quiz will test your knowledge of evolution, plant cells and the human body (and only the smartest will pass!)
- The ten questions were originally designed for biology students at university
- Quiz was created by nationwide student accommodation provider Nido Student
- Questions on theories of evolution and plant/animal cells proved trickiest
A fun quiz has been released to put the nation’s knowledge to the test and see whether British adults are smarter than a biology student.
Nationwide student accommodation provider Nido Student created the ten questions, which were initially designed for biology students at university, to challenge the public’s science skills.
To see how people may fare, the company trialled the quiz and found that 95 per cent of players failed to get full marks, while there was an interesting generational divide in the results – with the over 65’s doing best, followed by the 17-24 age category and thirdly 35-44-year-olds.
Questions on theories of evolution and identifying plant and animal cells proved to be the trickiest of questions – but how will you score?
A fun quiz has been released to challenge British adults and see whether they are smarter than a biology student. Pictured, stock image
1. How much blood is in the human body?
– 2.2 litres
– 5.7 litres
– 8.1 litres
– 9.3 litres
2. Which of these is not part of the endocrine system?
– Pituitary gland
– Adrenal gland
– Thyroid gland
3. What name is given to the classification of plants and animals?
4. Some disease-causing microorganisms are transferred from one location/host to another through other organisms that harbour them. What are these organisms called?
– Causative agents
– Biohazardous agents
5. Some believe that rotten meat gives rise to flies. To what theory of evolution does this adhere to?
– Divine creation theory
– Extra-terrestrial theory
6. Lysozyme, an enzyme found in blood, is found to be an anti-microbial agent.
7. Which part of a plant cell is not found in an animal cell?
– Cell membrane
– Cell wall
Questions on theories of evolution and identifying plant and animal cells proved to be the trickiest questions. Pictured, stock image
8. A primary function of lipids in organisms is…
– A component of cell membranes
– Storing energy
– All of the above
9. The energy that requires movement of materials against a concentration gradient is…
– Active transport
– Secondary active transport
– Facilitated diffusion
10. Nucleic acids are composed of repeating units of…
– Amino acids
– Fatty acids
1. 5.7 litres
4. Causative agents
7. Cell wall
8. All of the above
9. Active transport