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Science Quiz #22

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 June 2009

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1

Entomology is the study of what?

A
Birds
B
Words
C
Insects
D
Maps
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2

What machine devised to move people was first demonstrated in Paris in 1900?

A
Elevator
B
Escalator
C
Convertible car
D
Travelator
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3

What joint is between the femur and the tibia?

A
Elbow
B
Ankle
C
Wrist
D
Knee
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4

What is prussic acid, found in bitter almonds and laurel leaves, also known as?

A
Niacic acid
B
Acetic acid
C
Hydrocyanic acid
D
Nitrous acid
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5

The irregularity in the orbit of the planet Uranus led to what discovery?

A
The sun did not appear to "set" on some planets
B
Gravity was the force determining a planet's orbit
C
Uranus had more than one moon
D
There was another planet, Neptune, nearby
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6

Which of these is the smallest number?

A
80%
B
Three quarters
C
0.9
D
One
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7

What did Chuck Yeager accomplish in a Bell XI in October 1947?

A
Flew faster than sound
B
Made the first commercial helicopter flight
C
Set the first land speed record for a jet propelled car
D
Flew across the continental United States in under 6 hours
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