A Short History of Nearly Everything Quiz

Bill Bryson
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Most life on Earth is based on what element?


When the KT meteor that killed the dinosaurs hit Earth, what percentage of life on the planet perished?


Of all the elements occurring naturally on Earth, how many does the author say are central to life?


The strongest earthquake ever recorded was measured off the coast of Chile in 1960. What did it measure on the Richter scale?


As of July 2001, approximately how many asteroids had been identified?

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