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Science and Nature Quiz for 10 July 2013

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1

Which of these colours has the shortest wavelength?

A
Green
B
Orange
C
Yellow
D
Red
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2

James Dyson revolutionised what product in the 1980s and 1990s?

A
Vacuum cleaner
B
Refrigerator
C
Electric toaster
D
Hair dryer
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3

Which of these is the art of growing miniature trees, or woody plants shaped as trees?

A
Sushi
B
Karate
C
Bonsai
D
Origami
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4

What does the Mohs scale measure?

A
Earthquake magnitude
B
Wind strength
C
The hardness of minerals
D
Volume of fluid flow
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5

The word "algebra" comes from which language?

A
Yiddish
B
Greek
C
Arabic
D
Russian
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6

A NICAD battery has a nickel anode and a cathode made of what?

A
Cadmium
B
Calcium oxide
C
Carbon dioxide
D
Calcium carbonate
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7

In June 2010, 8 highly endangered monkeys (4 cottontop tamarins and 4 pygmy marmosets) were stolen from the Symbio Wildlife Park in which country?

A
Kenya
B
South Africa
C
Australia
D
England
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