Academic Bowl Science

The questions in this set are to help the participants of the Pike Academic Bowl prepare for competition.
What do water, aluminum, redwood trees, and valley quail all have in common?
a) They are all pure elements
b) They are all made of cells
c) They are all living creatures
d) They are all made of atoms
d) They are all made of atoms
Sterling silver is a combination of silver and copper. Which of the following is also a combination of two or more metals?
a) Aluminum
b) Brass
c) Lead
d) Gold
b) Brass
All living things contain which element?
a) helium
b) sodium
c) copper
d) carbon
d) carbon
Which of the following is a property of CO2 gas?
a) It feels like a rock
b) It smells like a lemon
c) It is colorless
d) It is hard
c) It is colorless
A scientist needs to take a picture of the well-ordered arrangements of the atoms and molecules within a substance. Which of the following instruments would be the best for the scientist to use?
a) A laser light with holograph
b) A seismograph
c) An Electron microscope
d) A stereoscope
c) An electron microscope
The digestion process begins in which of the following?
a) large intestine
b) mouth
c) small intestine
d) stomach
b) mouth
Which of the following gases do plants use in photosynthesis?
a) carbon dioxide
b) hydrogen
c) oxygen
d) carbon monoxide
a) carbon dioxide
Which best describe a parallel circuit?
a) Electricity flows along one pathway
b) The flow of electricity comes from one source
c) Electricity flows along more than one pathway
d) The flow of electricity comes from more than one source
c) Electricity flow along more than one pathway
Which of the following is broken down in the body to release energy?
a) sugar
b) water
c) salt
d) oxygen
a) sugar
Which organ removes cell waste from the blood?
a) The large intestine
b) The small intestine
c) The kidney
d) The heart
c) The kidney
Which animals are most likely to carry the seeds found in berries from the parent plant to another area?
a) bees
b) birds
c) flies
d) caterpillars
b) birds
Where is most of Earth's water located?
a) oceans
b) glaciers
c) lakes
d) rivers
a) oceans
Which of the following processes is responsible for changing liquid water into water vapor?
a) photosynthesis
b) condensation
c) evaporation
d) precipitation
c) evaporation
Which location on Earth receives the most direct sunlight?
a) the deserts
b) the equator
c) the South Pole
d) the Western Hemisphere
b) the equator
The largest body in our solar system is?
a) Earth
b) the Sun
c) Jupiter
d) the Moon
b) the Sun
Which of these revolves around a planet?
a) a moon
b) n asteroid
c) a star
d) a comet
a) a moon
Gravity is responsible for the?
a) orbits of the planets around the Sun
b) rotation of a planet on its axis
c) tilt of Earth's axis
d) phases of the Moon
a) orbits of the planets around the Sun
What is the name of the chart listing all the elements?
a) Elemental Table
b) Timeline
c) Periodic Table
d) None of the above
c) Periodic Table
Which of the following is an igneous rock?
a) Marble
b) Obsidian
c) Sandstone
d) Gypsum
b) Obsidian
In order to survive, all animals need?
a) roots, leaves, and stems
b) eyes nose, and ears
c) light, soil, and nutrients
d) food, water, and air
d) food, water, and air