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Science Quiz #55

Science and Nature Quiz for 3 February 2010

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1

Which of these has a pouch?

A
Female kangaroo
B
Violin
C
Grasshopper
D
Railway station
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2

What device, with a scale of 60 degrees was used in marine navigation for measuring the altitude of a celestial object above the horizon?

A
Quadrant
B
Compass
C
Sextant
D
Theodolite
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3

What is the term for the conversion of a solid directly into a vapour by applying heat?

Note: This question was updated in November 2016
A
Distillation
B
Evaporation
C
Sublimation
D
Expiration
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4

Which of these is a method of preserving milk?

A
Micturition
B
Maturation
C
Pasteurisation
D
Homogenisation
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5

What are the joints in the fingers called?

A
Knuckles
B
Knees
C
Elbows
D
Ankles
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6

What organisation, set up to encourage scientific research, was founded in 1648 and obtained a charter from King Charles II in 1660?

A
Newton Committee
B
National Geographic
C
Royal Society
D
Naked Science
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7

Which of these is a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C in the diet?

A
Malnutrition
B
Tetanus
C
Mumps
D
Scurvy
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