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Science Quiz #17

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 May 2009

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1

Which branch of astronomy studies radiation with wavelengths greater than approximately one millimetre?

Note: This question was updated in August 2014
A
Infrared astronomy
B
Radio astronomy
C
Optical astronomy
D
Ultraviolet astronomy
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2

What is the name for an expert on reptiles?

A
Herpetologist
B
Iguanologist
C
Lisanthropist
D
Alligheny
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3

What is the science of weather and climate?

A
Meteorology
B
Pharmacology
C
Petrology
D
Oceanography
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4

What is the name of the geochemical component that has no known terrestrial counterpart which was discovered in The Genesis Rock retrieved during the Apollo 15 mission?

A
KRAWL
B
Kryptonite
C
KREEP
D
Lunar magma
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5

What is the second largest organ of the human body, located under the diaphragm on the right hand side?

Note: This question was updated in March 2019
A
Liver
B
Heart
C
Spleen
D
Lung
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6

What word best describes a triangle where all angles are less than 90 degrees?

A
Scalene
B
Isosceles
C
Acute
D
Equilateral
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7

Which of these statements is not true?

A
GDP is the value of all final goods and services produced in a country
B
GDP adds net foreign investment income compared to GNP
C
GDP is the total output of a region
D
GNP is the value of the output produced by the "nationals" of a region
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