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Science Quiz #75

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 June 2010

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1

What statistical term is used in government, marketing or opinion research to denote the characteristics of a population?

A
Demographic
B
Democratic
C
Demonisation
D
Denomination
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2

Phobos and Deimos are the moons of which planet?

A
Mars
B
Earth
C
Uranus
D
Venus
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3

What is the name for the position in the orbit of a heavenly body when it is nearest the sun?

A
Perimason
B
Perigee
C
Perihelion
D
Permeation
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4

What was unusual about the catching of two examples of a species of fish, called the "Coelacanth", in 1938 and 1953?

A
Both had developed legs
B
Both were radioactive
C
They were thought to have been extinct for 50 million years
D
It was believed that they communicated by thought waves
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5

Which of these is a type of waterfowl with a distinctive extensive pouch attached to the lower mandible?

A
Albatross
B
Toucan
C
Pelican
D
Godwit
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6

What is the name of the process by which a wave motion such as light or sound is turned back on reaching a boundary between two media?

A
Referendum
B
Refraction
C
Reflation
D
Reflection
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7

What is the name given to copper bars arranged in a cylinder, insulated from each other which rotates to connect each section of the armature in turn (in a motor) or to the external current (in a dynamo)?

A
Generator
B
Commuter
C
Armutator
D
Commutator
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