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Science Quiz #29

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 August 2009

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1

The ozone molecule is made up of three atoms of which gas?

A
Xenon
B
Hydrogen
C
Neon
D
Oxygen
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2

What is the only venomous lizard native to the USA?

Note: This question was updated in September 2015
A
Komodo dragon
B
Tuatara
C
Alligator
D
Gila monster
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3

The constellation of Gemini includes which two bright stars?

A
Rosencratz and Guildenstern
B
Castor and Pollux
C
Captain and Tenille
D
Scylla and Charybdis
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4

What, if decreased, will lower the boiling point of water?

A
Altitude
B
Pressure
C
Salt content
D
Temperature
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5

Which of these was an aircraft designer?

A
Alec Issigonis
B
Antoine Herman Gerard Fokker
C
Dr Ferdinand Porsche
D
Sir Robert Watson-Watt
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6

Where would you find a eustachian tube?

A
In the stomach
B
In the ear
C
On a stethoscope
D
On an intravenous drip
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7

What is the name for an intermittent hot spring, characterised by violent explosive eruptions of steam and boiling water, alternating with quiet periods?

A
Moraine
B
Lava
C
Geyser
D
Sulphur
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