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Science Quiz #39

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 October 2009

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1

What is the name for the point in the lunar orbit when the moon is nearest to the earth?

A
Golligee
B
Apogee
C
Negligee
D
Perigee
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2

What is the third planet from the sun?

A
Uranus
B
Saturn
C
Earth
D
Neptune
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3

Which of these birds is known for making a laughing sound?

A
Nightingale
B
Dove
C
Lark
D
Kookaburra
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4

How many pairs of ribs are there in the human body?

A
24
B
12
C
6
D
8
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5

What is the popular name for Sirius, which is 9 light years from Earth?

A
The Dog Star
B
Rigel
C
Betelgeuse
D
Eight Mile
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6

What is the name for the inherent property of matter to retain its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by external forces?

A
Inertia
B
Momentum
C
Vector
D
Friction
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7

What number, when multiplied by itself, has the same answer when it is added to itself?

A
1
B
10
C
2
D
100
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