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Science Quiz #35

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 September 2009

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What do ethnologists call people occupying most of North Africa, after one of Noah's sons who is, according to legend, their ancestor?

A
Semites
B
Hamites
C
Sethamines
D
Hamburgers
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2

What word best describes a triangle where one angle is greater than 90 degrees?

A
Oblique
B
Obtuse
C
Equilateral
D
Acute
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3

The natural habitat of penguins is centred where?

A
Europe
B
Arctic Circle
C
Asia
D
Antarctica
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4

What instrument is used for measuring relative humidity?

A
Macrometer
B
Hypsometer
C
Calorimeter
D
Hygrometer
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5

What mechanical device allows the wheels of a vehicle to turn at different speeds when cornering?

A
Distributor
B
Differential
C
Anemometer
D
Gearbox
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6

Gibbons are mostly native to which continent?

Note: This question was updated in July 2016
A
Africa
B
Asia
C
Australia
D
South America
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7

What was the last engineering work completed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

A
Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar River
B
Great Eastern steamship
C
Paddington Station for the Great Western Railway
D
Clifton Suspension Bridge
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