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Science Quiz #43

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 November 2009

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What is the next in the series 1, 4, 25, 676?

A
9999998
B
1096
C
555888
D
458329
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2

Pharology is the study of what?

Note: This question was updated in August 2014
A
The measurement of very long distances
B
Egyptian artefacts
C
Use of prisms in nano-technology
D
Lighthouses and signal lights
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3

What type of motor vehicle propulsion was introduced by Citroen in 1934?

A
Front wheel drive
B
Gas turbine engine
C
Limited slip differential
D
Diesel engine
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4

What function must be applied to the numbers 10 and 5 to provide 50 as the result?

A
Division
B
Multiplication
C
Addition
D
Subtraction
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5

What is another name for the larkspur?

A
Delphinium
B
Gladiolus
C
Hibiscus
D
Aspidistra
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6

What is the study of fossils?

A
Archaeology
B
Ichthyology
C
Palaeontology
D
Fossilisation
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7

Ignis fatuus, a faintly luminous flame which hovers over marshy places, is known as a Jack O' Lantern or what?

Note: This question was updated in July 2016
A
Leprechaun
B
Wee Willie Winkie
C
Lady of the Lake
D
Will o' the wisp
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