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Science Quiz #78

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 July 2010

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1

Which of these bones is not found in the ear?

A
Hammer
B
Anvil
C
Stirrup
D
Saddle
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2

Which country launched the space station "Skylab" in 1973?

A
USA
B
France
C
Great Britain
D
USSR
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3

Which of these is not a common name for the "puma concolor"?

A
Mountain lion
B
Cougar
C
Puma
D
Leopard
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4

Which of these is the chief constituent of bronze?

A
Copper
B
Tin
C
Lead
D
Tungsten
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5

What is a sternum?

A
Chest bone
B
Crewman stationed at the rear of a ship
C
Term applied by British lawyers to unsympathetic judges
D
Star shaped symbol
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6

What is the term for light created by means of heat?

A
Fluorescence
B
Incandescence
C
Ambience
D
Deviance
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7

What shape are the 8 faces of an octahedron?

A
Triangles
B
Squares
C
Pentagons
D
Hexagons
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