This gold quiz here is not difficult. Trust us! We have tried hard enough to make sure that the quiz is simple and fun to play.
Well, why wouldn’t it be a fun one? After all, gold has been present since ancient times and there are many interesting facts related to gold.
In case you really want to learn some cool gold facts, you can visit this link and read 40 such facts. However, if you are not interested in reading, simply jump into the quiz.
As usual, it is not a timed quiz and neither are there any limitations on the number of times you can play this quiz. You can play this gold quiz as many times as you want and with as many people as you want.
In fact, we will encourage you to ask your friends and family members to participate. After all, this quiz actually covers a lot of fascinating facts that can leave anyone with a wide-open jaw!
For instance, did you know, gold is so rare that only 1 out every 1 billion rock atoms on the Earth are gold atoms? Well, this isn’t a question in the quiz below but you get the idea right? Most of the questions are fun questions and will allow you to gain some amazing knowledge about this precious metal. As a matter of fact, anyone interested can gain knowledge. That’s the reason why we asked you to tag your friends and family members.
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Gold is native to Earth. Is the statement true or false?
False! Gold is not native to Earth. Gold came to Earth some 200 million years ago through meteorites.
How much gold is present dissolved in ocean and sea waters?
Ocean waters have 20 million tons of gold dissolved in them. Unfortunately, we do not have the technology to extract gold from ocean waters.
Is gold present on all 7 continents of Earth?
Yes! Gold is present on every continent of the planet. You can find gold mines on every continent.
Gold is the only naturally occurring non-white colored metal. True or False?
False. There are two naturally occurring non-white colored metals found on Earth. One of them is Gold and the other one is Copper.
Gold cannot be dissolved in acid. True or False?
True! Gold is a noble metal. It cannot be dissolved in acid. It doesn’t even react with air or moist air. However, Gold can be dissolved in a special mixture made of several acids. The mixture is known as Aqua Regia.
Are gold nuggets rare?
Yes! Gold nuggets are extremely rare. Of all the gold that has been mined on Earth so far, only 2% was in form of gold nuggets.
Can you cut pure gold using a knife?
Yes! Pure gold is very soft. You can not only cut it with a knife but also, you can mold it using your bare hands.
At what temperature does gold melt?
Gold melts at a temperature of 2063 degrees Fahrenheit.
Why doesn’t gold irritate our skin?
Gold is a noble metal and hence, it doesn’t react with air to form an oxide layer. This property is the reason why gold never irritates our skin. If you find gold jewelry that is irritating your skin, you can rest assured that the irritation is caused by some other metal that has been mixed in the gold.
The ancient Incas believed gold to be what?
The ancient Incas believed that gold was nothing but the sweat of Sun.
The largest gold nugget was found in which year?
The largest gold nugget was found in the year 1869. It was found in Victoria, Australia.
What was the weight of the largest gold nugget found in Victoria?
The weight of the largest gold nugget found in the year 1869 in Victoria, Australia measured 78 kilograms. When it was melted, it produced 71 kilograms of pure gold.
Which country is the largest consumer of gold in the entire world?
India is the largest consumer of gold in the entire world. Almost 20% of the total gold production of the world is consumed by Indians.
Western gold jewelry is purer than Asian gold jewelry. True or False?
False. It is the other way round. Asian gold jewelry is way purer compared to western gold jewelry. To put in perspective, Asian gold jewelry is 22 carats while Western gold jewelry has the purity of only 14 carats.
What is the chemical symbol of gold?
The chemical symbol of gold is Au. It comes from the Latin word aurum.
When was the gold used in dentistry for the first time?
Gold was used in dentistry for the first time in 7 BCE.
What percentage of global gold production goes into jewelry making?
78% of the total global gold production goes into jewelry making. 12% goes into dentistry, medical, and electrical purposes while the remaining 10% goes into financial transactions.
Which country is the largest producer of gold in the world?
China is the largest producer of gold in the world.
Physicians in the 14th century tried to cure what by making people drink a concoction of molten gold and crushed emerald?
Physicians in the 14th century tried to cure Bubonic Plague by making people drink a concoction of molten gold and crushed emerald.
In the ancient Aztec language, gold is referred to as ‘teocuitlatl.’ What does that mean?
The world ‘teocuitlatl’ meant God’s excrement.
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