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Science Quiz #42

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 November 2009

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The Great Western Railway’s “City of Truro” was unofficially recorded as the first steam locomotive to reach a speed of 102.3 mph (164 km/h) on 9 May 1904, but the 100 mile per hour (160 km/h) record was not officially recorded until 30 November 1934, by which locomotive?

A
The Devonian
B
Cornish Riviera Express
C
Cheltenham Flyer
D
Flying Scotsman
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2

To which of these places would you go to find a lemur in its native habitat?

A
Brazil
B
New Zealand
C
France
D
Madagascar
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3

Which gas is the most common in the earth's atmosphere?

A
Nitrogen
B
Carbon dioxide
C
Hydrogen
D
Oxygen
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4

In total, how many moons do the 4 planets closest to the sun have?

Note: This question was updated in February 2017
A
10
B
12
C
1
D
3
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5

What type of tree is the coolabah, found in Australia?

A
Ash
B
Pine
C
Oak
D
Eucalyptus
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6

For a constant sound wave, what is the time interval between successive crests per second called?

A
Wavelength
B
Amplitude
C
Frequency
D
Power
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7

Which of these is the name of the thread or string used to tie blood vessels at an operation?

A
Ligature
B
Damper
C
Cereal
D
Carcinoma
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