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Science Quiz #81

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 August 2010

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1

Which of these is the fear of fire?

A
Xenophobia
B
Claustrophobia
C
Agoraphobia
D
Pyrophobia
Select from the options above.
2

Late in July 2009, what phenomenon affected the daily lives of people in the cities of Chengdu, Chongquing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, China?

A
Solar eclipse
B
Earthquake
C
Tsunami
D
Volcanic eruption
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these is a small rodent found in the alpine regions of Europe, Asia and North America?

A
Mummer
B
Marmoset
C
Mango
D
Marmot
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these minerals is used in the manufacture of eyeliner?

A
Kohl
B
Coal
C
Kaolin
D
Carbon
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these is an inflamed swelling on the skin?

A
Bake
B
Boil
C
Roast
D
Grill
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these points of a horse is at the highest point when it is standing up?

A
Fetlock
B
Knee
C
Atlas
D
Cannon
Select from the options above.
7

What are you converting from one system of measurement to another if you multiply by 9, divide by 5 and add 32?

A
Area
B
Earthquake strength
C
Temperature
D
Length
Select from the options above.
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