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Homework Quiz

Homework Quiz

Have a go at our Homework Quiz! If you want some clues, you can follow the links below to look for the answers (all the HINT links are taken from our Weblinks A-Z and Hot Topics featured on our Homework Help page at www.birmingham.gov.uk/homeworksupport)



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Here's an easy one to start you off. They get harder....!

1. Which dinosaur weighed up to 7 tons, had a large row of pointed plates and a powerful beaked mouth, but only ate plants like ferns? Torosaurus, Diplodocus or Stegosaurus?

HINT: Go to Dinosaurs - Useful Websites. You could try the BBC site 'Walking with Dinosaurs.

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2. What year was the first powered, sustained, and human-piloted flight? Was it in 1903, 1905 or 1911?

HINT: Go to Design and Technology - Useful Websites. You could try the Great Achievements website to find out the history of the aeroplane.

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3. Which is the largest part of the brain, the cerebrum, the diencephalon, or the cerebellum?

HINT: Go to Human Body - Useful Websites. You could try the BBC Science site on the human body.

4. What was the first Genetically Modified food created? A tobacco plant in 1983, a soya bean plant in 1990 or a tomato plant in 1996?

HINT - Go to the Hot Topics file on GM foods.

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5. Who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1911? Alexander Fleming, Marie Curie or Ernest Rutherford?

HINT: Go to People - Useful Websites.

6. Does a cell phone (mobile) use the same technology as a CD player, a radio or a calculator?

HINT: Go to Science - Useful Websites. You could try How Stuff Works

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7. Who was responsible for the earliest structural beginnings of the Great Tower (later the White Tower) now part of the Tower of London complex - William the Conqueror, Richard I or Henry VIII?

HINT: Go to Tourism - Useful Websites

8. Who is Macbeth with when he meets the three witches or 'weird sisters' in Shakespeare's Scottish play? Duncan, Macduff or Banquo?

HINT: Go to Authors, Illustrators and Books - Useful Websites

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9. The International Marine Signal Flag for the letter F is a white cross on a blue background, a red diamond on a white background or a plain yellow square?

HINT: Go to Communication - Useful Websites

10. In which religion is it usual for people to be cremated when they die? Hinduism, Christianity or Islam?

HINT: Go to Religious Studies - Useful Websites. You could try the Rites of Passage website.

Answers

Our Homework Quiz started off as a competition. The winners each received a book token and a ruler-calculator.