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Science Quiz #16

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 May 2009

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1

If you divide a prime number by 4, the answer must result in … ?

A
An even number
B
Inaccuracy
C
Infinity
D
A fraction
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2

Which of these is subject to scientific debate about whether it is a bear (classified in the Family “Ursidae”), a racoon (a "Procyonidae") or a type all of its own ("Ailuridae")?

A
Giant Panda
B
Sloth Bear
C
Red Panda
D
Sun Bear
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3

What is the common name for decompression sickness?

A
Tennis elbow
B
Cold turkey
C
Asthma
D
Bends
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4

What computer that began operation in 1954 at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, UK, could make calculations in 20 seconds that, it was said, "would keep 100 girls using calculating machines occupied for 8 hours"?

A
ERNIE
B
TRIDAC
C
Big Blue
D
HAL
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5

From what does vinegar derive its sour taste ?

A
Acetic acid
B
Calcium
C
Chlorine
D
Citric acid
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6

An axolotl is the larva or early form of what?

A
Tortoise
B
Frog
C
Crocodile
D
Salamander
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7

What is the name for the masses of lymphoid tissue between the nose and throat that are sometimes removed by an operation in cases where enlargement is having a detrimental effect on health?

A
Adenoids
B
Warts
C
Appendix
D
Tumours
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