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Science Quiz #8

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 March 2009

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What is the name of the process by which plants obtain carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water?

A
Photosynthesis
B
Osmosis
C
Elephantiasis
D
Agoraphobia
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2

What is the next number in the series 1, 8, 27, 64, 125?

A
218
B
343
C
512
D
216
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3

What is another name for ultra-violet light?

A
Black light
B
Neon light
C
Night light
D
Blue light
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4

What is the name of the model for the formation and evolution of the solar system first developed in the 18th century by Emanuel Swedenborg, Immanuel Kant, and Pierre-Simon Laplace?

A
Gravitational collapse exposition
B
Nebular hypothesis
C
Giant molecular cloud theory
D
Big bang theory
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5

What was the name of the enterprise, directed by J Robert Oppenheimer, to develop the first US nuclear weapon?

A
The Blues Project
B
The Manhattan Project
C
The Brooklyn Experiment
D
The A Team
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6

Who, in 1919, achieved the first nuclear disintegrations by bombarding nitrogen with alpha particles?

A
Albert Einstein
B
Pierre and Marie Curie
C
Ernest Rutherford
D
J Robert Oppenheimer
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7

The pericardium is part of which organ?

A
Lungs
B
Liver
C
Spleen
D
Heart
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