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Science Quiz #50

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 December 2009

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What is the name given to the silent electrical discharge between the atmosphere and, for example, trees, ships' masts, steeples and flagpoles?

A
Aurora
B
Lightning
C
Tornado
D
St Elmo's Fire
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2

What is the more common name for methylenedioxymethamphetamine?

A
Rum
B
P
C
Methanol
D
Ecstasy
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3

Where in the body is the scapula?

A
Shoulder
B
Ribs
C
Knee
D
Elbow
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4

Which of these birds can fly?

A
Eagle
B
Kiwi
C
Emu
D
Ostrich
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5

What is the next number in the sequence 0; 4; 36; 1,444?

A
2,090,916
B
Over 4,371,938 million
C
1,045,458
D
Over 2,185,969 million
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6

What is the radius of a circle whose area is 154 square inches?

Note: This question was updated in May 2016
A
22 inches
B
7 inches
C
44 inches
D
5 inches
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7

What was the name of the two spacecraft that photographed the planet Saturn in 1980 and 1981?

A
Magellan
B
Voyager
C
Mariner
D
Viking
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