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Science Quiz #5

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 February 2009

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What miners' oil lamp, invented in 1815, had a wire cylinder to enclose the flame, preventing the explosion of coal-gas?

A
Night Light
B
Davy Lamp
C
Black Light
D
Canary Lamp
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2

In 1960 an international agreement defined the metre in terms of the wavelength of the light from which gas, when burnt?

A
Oxygen
B
Argon
C
Krypton
D
Neon
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3

In 1952, Jonas Salk invented a safe and effective vaccine to prevent infection by which disease?

Note: This question was updated in April 2018
A
Mumps
B
Measles
C
Polio
D
Sleeping sickness
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4

The angles of a triangle add up to how many degrees?

A
45
B
90
C
180
D
360
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5

What star is closest to the Earth?

A
Venus
B
The sun
C
Alpha Centauri
D
Betelgeuse
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6

What is the main protein of connective tissue in animals and the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% of the total protein content?

A
Collagen
B
Estrogen
C
Cold collation
D
Carthogen
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7

Which of these is not a bear (i.e. classified in the Family “Ursidae”)?

A
American Black Bear
B
Spectacled Bear
C
Koala bear
D
Polar Bear
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