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Science Quiz #4

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 February 2009

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1

Titan is a moon of which planet?

A
Mars
B
Uranus
C
Saturn
D
Venus
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2

What is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)?

A
A group of people that eat human flesh
B
A type of milk carton
C
An animal with four tentacles
D
The chemical that makes marijuana a drug
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3

What is a measure of the disorder of a system?

A
Extortion
B
Ecstasy
C
Entrapment
D
Entropy
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4

Which Apollo mission brought the first rocks and other material from the Moon?

A
Apollo 12
B
Apollo 11
C
Apollo 14
D
Apollo 15
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5

Lead poisoning, caused by increased levels of the metal lead in the blood, that may cause irreversible neurological damage, renal disease, and reproductive toxicity, is NOT also known in medical circles as … ?

A
Plumbism
B
Saturnism
C
Gunshot wounds
D
Painter's colic
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6

What theory, developed by Franz Joseph Gall, in which personality traits were determined by "reading" bumps and fissures in the skull, was once considered a science?

A
Single skulls
B
Craniology
C
Necromancy
D
Phrenology
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7

Who described "unified field theory", an attempt to unify and simplify the fundamental laws of physics, in a paper titled "On The Generalised Theory of Gravitation" in 1950?

A
Isaac Newton
B
Satyendra Nath Bose
C
Max Planck
D
Albert Einstein
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