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Science Quiz #25

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 July 2009

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1

What word best describes a triangle where one angle is equal to 90 degrees?

A
Obtuse
B
Isosceles
C
Scalene
D
Right angled
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2

Which seabird that ranges widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific has the largest wingspan of any existing birds?

A
Belcher's gull
B
Albatross
C
Cormorant
D
Kittiwake
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3

Viewed from Earth, Venus crosses the sun twice every 100 to 120 years or so, about 8 years apart. The next is on 10-11 December 2117. When was the last?

Note: This question was updated in November 2013
A
10-11 December 1882
B
8 June 2004
C
1 January 2000
D
5-6 June 2012
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4

For a constant sound wave, what is the distance between successive crests called?

A
Wavelength
B
Frequency
C
Amplitude
D
Power
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5

What name is given to a chemical compound in which water combines with other substances without alteration of the arrangement of the atoms in the water?

A
Hydroxide
B
Hydrate
C
Hydroxyl
D
Hydrostatics
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6

What wood, a member of the walnut family, is often used in making tool handles, wheel spokes, drumsticks, lacrosse stick handles and skis?

A
Oak
B
Ash
C
Hickory
D
Willow
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7

Which species of llama from Peru and Chile is known for its soft, fine hair?

A
Angora
B
Veruca
C
Vicuna
D
Taffeta
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