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Science Quiz #6

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 February 2009

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1

Making a U-turn results in a change of direction of how many degrees?

A
180
B
360
C
90
D
270
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2

What is the name for a nutritional disease caused by a lack of vitamin c?

A
Scabies
B
Scurvy
C
Piles
D
Shingles
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3

What was believed to be a hemisphere above the ground, carrying the fixed stars and surrounding the seven spheres of the planets, through which the Sun and Moon moved in and out through a series of openings?

A
Heaven
B
Stratosphere
C
Firmament
D
Blue yonder
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4

What word best describes a triangle where all sides are different lengths?

A
Oblique
B
Equilateral
C
Scalene
D
Obtuse
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5

What is the common name for a soft dull greenish brown or grey variety of clay that falls to a powder in water?

Note: This question was updated in March 2015
A
Grey's allergy
B
China clay
C
Fuller's earth
D
No man's land
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6

What infectious disease, occurring commonly in epidemics and caused by a virus, is characterised by blotchy rash preceded by a running nose and eyes, with a rise in temperature and lassitude?

Note: This question was updated in May 2015
A
Chickenpox
B
Measles
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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7

What instrument was designed to measure variations in temperature by the expansion or contraction of a liquid or gas?

A
Gasometer
B
Barometer
C
Anemometer
D
Thermometer
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