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Science Quiz #14

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 April 2009

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1

Why were the fossilised remains of an extinct race, discovered in 1856, called "Neanderthal man"?

Note: This question was updated in October 2017
A
They were named after a cat that frequently visited the dig
B
They were found by Heinrich Neandertàl
C
Carbon dating proved they came from the Neanderthal period
D
They were found in the Neander Valley
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2

What name is given to the death of tissue due to failure of the blood supply?

A
Necrosis
B
Necrophilia
C
Necromania
D
Necromancy
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3

Absolute zero is at approximately what temperature?

A
-273.3 deg C
B
-459.8 deg C
C
-549.8 deg C
D
-723.3 deg C
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4

If x = yz², what is the value of x if y = 4 and z = 3?

A
36
B
144
C
13
D
49
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5

What part of an atom has no charge?

A
Positron
B
Proton
C
Electron
D
Neutron
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6

What word best describes a triangle where two sides are equal?

Note: This question was updated in April 2016
A
Acute
B
Scalene
C
Isosceles
D
Obtuse
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7

What does the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom relate directly to?

A
Its atomic number
B
The number of neutrons it has
C
Its size
D
Its willingness to form compounds
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