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Science Quiz #73

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 June 2010

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The first high speed impact crash of two intact space spacecraft in February 2009 was between a Russian satellite (launched 1993) that was out of control and what other?

A
HOTBIRD 3, which had suffered loss of power from one solar array
B
The Telstar I communications satellite launched 1962 that was in decaying orbit
C
Iridium commercial satellite launched 1997
D
Intelsat III F-8 whose apogee motor failed
Select from the options above.
2

Which if these statements comes closest to the next number in the sequence 0; 9; 144; 21,609?

A
Over 2,300,000 million
B
Over 4,600,000 million
C
Around 230 million
D
Around 500 million
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3

What is most nearly related to a caribou?

Note: This question was updated in July 2018
A
Mouse
B
Moose
C
Mace
D
Mince
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4

Which of these is a breed of dog?

A
Boxer
B
Wrestler
C
Ice skater
D
Swimmer
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5

What is an alternative name for Belladonna?

A
Buttercup
B
Gladioli
C
Deadly Nightshade
D
Bougainvillea
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6

What is wrong with someone who suffers from anaemia?

A
They have a broken limb
B
Their cholesterol is high
C
Their red blood cell count is low
D
They have a weak heart
Select from the options above.
7

What is caesium?

A
Seed pod
B
Medical procedure
C
Gas
D
Metal
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