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Science Quiz #57

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 February 2010

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What machine was invented by Professor Auguste Picard for scientific exploration?

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A
Atmosphere
B
Cinemascope
C
Hemisphere
D
Bathyscaphe
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2

Which of these is an animal?

A
Tansy
B
Tamarisk
C
Tamarind
D
Tamarin
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3

Which of these terms describes a collective name for Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa?

A
Cassini group
B
Huygens' moons
C
Galilean satellites
D
Constellation of Hubble
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4

Which of these is a breed of dog?

A
Average Belgian
B
Great Dane
C
Good Berliner
D
Tiny Swede
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5

What is the biological term for T H Huxley's theory that all living cells and organisms orginate from pre-existing living matter, not as the result of spontaneous generation?

A
Biogenesis
B
Little Bang theory
C
Devolution
D
Evolution
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6

What is another name for tungsten?

A
Carbon
B
Germanium
C
Titanium
D
Wolfram
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7

Tetanus is known by what other name?

A
Tennis elbow
B
Athlete's foot
C
Lockjaw
D
Achilles heel
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