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Science Quiz #82

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 August 2010

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1

The Drake Equation calculates the potential number of what?

A
Extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way
B
Fish in any defined area of ocean
C
Safe harbours on any section of sea
D
Species of animals in the world
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2

Georges Leopold Cuvier is associated with which science?

A
Astronomy
B
Astro-physics
C
Hydraulics
D
Paleontology
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3

The word "vascular" is associated with what?

A
Blood vessels
B
Feet
C
Elbows
D
Teeth
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4

How many carats is pure gold?

A
100
B
12
C
124
D
24
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5

Historically, nystagmus was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

Note: This question was updated in September 2015
A
Miner
B
Wool sorter
C
Plasterer
D
Painter
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6

What did Christian Huygens devise in 1657?

Note: This question was updated in October 2017
A
Spinning jenny
B
Pendulum clock
C
Chronometer
D
Stethoscope
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7

The large wrinkled leaves of which plant provide digitalin, used in the treatment of heart conditions?

A
Foxglove
B
Aspidistra
C
Nikau palm
D
Gladioli
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