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Science Quiz #52

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 January 2010

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1

Which planet weighs more than all the other planets of our solar system combined?

A
Jupiter
B
Uranus
C
Mercury
D
Saturn
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2

What ampihibia are native to Europe and Asia, with 4 fingers and five toes, one species of which ejects a white poisonous fluid from the glands in the skin?

A
Cobra
B
Tuatara
C
Salamander
D
Tapir
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3

What medium had its first test with a recording of Richard Strauss's "Eine Alpensinfonie" by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1981, and its first commercial pressing with "The Visitors" by ABBA a year later?

A
DVD
B
8 track
C
Cassette tape
D
Compact disc
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4

Which of these is an instrument in the diagnosis of certain heart disorders?

A
Polygraph
B
Electroencephalograph
C
Seismograph
D
Electrocardiograph
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5

How many metatarsal bones are in each human foot?

A
15
B
10
C
5
D
20
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6

From its discovery in 1930 until 2006, what was considered to be the Solar System's ninth planet?

Note: This question was updated in January 2018
A
Scrooge
B
Goofy
C
Mickey
D
Pluto
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7

Which of these animals cannot retract its claws fully?

Note: This question was updated in November 2016
A
Cheetah
B
Lion
C
Tiger
D
Jaguar
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