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Science Quiz #26

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 July 2009

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1

Verdigris is the name for the green deposit formed after exposure to air on what metal?

Note: This question was updated in August 2014
A
Copper
B
Tin
C
Iron
D
Magnesium
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2

What measure is used to measure the warmth of a duvet?

A
Tron
B
Tog
C
Trug
D
Softie
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3

What is the name of the type of curve traced by a point on a rolling wheel?

A
Hyperbola
B
Parabola
C
Cycloid
D
Distribution curve
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4

What species of tree of the genus Prunus, native to the Middle East, produces a seed in a corrugated shell which is botanically not a nut, but a drupe?

A
Cashew
B
Almond
C
Walnut
D
Date
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5

Tinnitus affects which part of the body?

A
Lungs
B
Feet
C
Ears
D
Knees
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6

What is a word for giddiness, often associated with a disease of the inner ear?

A
Vertigo
B
Hydrophobia
C
Necrophilia
D
Impetigo
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7

What name is given to the potential difference measured across a conductor of 1 ohm resistance when current of 1 ampere is flowing?

Note: This question was updated in November 2014
A
Kilowatt
B
Watt
C
Volt
D
Angstrom
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