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How well do you know the planet?

In honour of Earth Day, here’s a quick 10-question quiz to find out how much you know about Earth.

After you take it, let us know how you did. Earth Quiz

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Peter of Dunedin on 22/04/2012 10:14am

I got 10 out of 10 but I have to agree with RW that there is certainly one blatant error – namely that the lowest temperature ever recorded ( Vostok, Antarctica) was around minus 123deg fahrenheit/minus 86deg C. I used to know it more precisely when I worked in the Met. Office over 35 years ago.

RW on 22/04/2012 8:08pm

The value was -89.2C/-128.6F, in July 1983 as I recall.

Guest on 22/04/2012 7:39am

8 out of 10

RW on 22/04/2012 6:19am

I stopped after finding one dubious answer and one blatant error. The record high temperature quoted is not regarded as acceptable now, and there are plenty of articles on the subject. The answer given for the next next question – about the lowest temperature recorded on earth – is downright wrong!

Renae and CJ on 22/04/2012 6:09am

Here are our results – copied and pasted.

You Scored 110%
You answered 11 out of 10 questions correct!

LynWood on 22/04/2012 5:51am

‘Cos it means I’ve had time to assimilate knowledge – got 10 out of 10!

Chris Armstrong on 22/04/2012 5:45am

8 out of 10…not bad 🙂

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