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Science Quiz #77

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 July 2010

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What name was given to the fossils, discovered in 2004, of humans with large feet, that stood about a metre high?

A
Peking man
B
Homo hobbitus
C
Homo floresiensis
D
Piltdown man
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2

Which of these is a type of camera lens?

A
Bug eye
B
Broad angle
C
Zoom
D
Near to
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3

What is the name of the index of average daily prices on the New York Stock Exchange?

A
Dow Jones
B
Dave Jenkins
C
Dennis Jason
D
Drew Jackson
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4

What happens when Venus is said to be in "inferior conjunction"?

A
It is precisely on the same side of the sun as the Earth
B
It is precisely on the opposite side of the sun from the Earth
C
It is in line with Mercury, the Earth and the sun
D
It is in line with Mars, the sun and the Earth
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5

What is the name for a condition of decay in timber caused by attacks of fungi?

A
Rotation
B
Mushrooming
C
Toad in the hole
D
Dry rot
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6

In what year was the first demonstration of a helicopter lifting itself organised by Louis Breguet and Professor Richet?

A
1917
B
1951
C
1946
D
1907
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7

What instrument is installed in an electrical circuit to vary the resistance?

A
Alternator
B
Transformer
C
Rectifier
D
Rheostat
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