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Science Quiz #38

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 October 2009

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1

What was the name of the first of the space shuttles that was used only for testing purposes?

A
Atlantis
B
Enterprise
C
Columbia
D
Discovery
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2

In the human body, adductors and abductors are types of what?

A
Nerve
B
Vein
C
Muscle
D
Bone
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3

Which of these is a gas?

A
Luthor
B
Gotham
C
Metropolis
D
Krypton
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4

Which inert gas with a density 2.8 that of air was discovered by Ramsay and Travers in 1895?

Note: This question was updated in December 2014
A
Xenon
B
Argon
C
Krypton
D
Neon
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5

How many toes does a llama have?

A
10
B
12
C
8
D
16
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6

What is "Too much money chasing too few goods"?

A
Inflation
B
Deflation
C
Stagnation
D
Depression
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7

What is the name for the change of direction when a ray of light passes from one medium (e.g. water) to another (e.g. air)?

A
Reflation
B
Reflection
C
Refraction
D
Referendum
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