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Science Quiz #34

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 September 2009

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1

What is the name for radiations of a wavelength shorter than, and immediately next to, the visible spectrum?

A
X Rays
B
Infra red
C
Gamma
D
Ultra violet
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2

The spiny leguminous plant called furze is also known as what?

A
Cabbage tree
B
Alfalfa
C
Prickly pear
D
Gorse
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3

Which of these is an infectious disease with patches of inflammation on the skin?

A
Fibrositis
B
Hypostasis
C
Osmosis
D
Erysipelas
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4

What is the electrical capacitance which 1 coulomb of electricity will charge to a capacity of 1 volt?

Note: This question was updated in December 2013
A
Farad
B
Ohm
C
Erg
D
Watt
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5

Which constellation is just below the feet of The Great Bear?

A
Andromeda
B
Leo
C
Orion
D
Pisces
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6

Which of these points of a horse is at the lowest point when it is standing up?

Note: This question was updated in July 2016
A
Groove
B
Ergot
C
Withers
D
Crest
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7

What is the name for a hydrometer which is used for determining the alcoholic strength of liquids?

A
Hygrometer
B
Calorimeter
C
Proof & tralle hydrometer
D
Saccharometer
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