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Science Quiz #86

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 September 2010

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1

A cubit, an ancient unit of measurement, was derived from what?

A
As far as the human eye can see
B
1,000th of the distance from the Sphinx to the mouth of the Nile
C
Three long paces
D
The distance of the forearm from index fingertip to elbow
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2

What is the accounting term for a liability that may arise depending on what happens with an undecided future event?

Note: This question was updated in March 2017
A
Contingent liability
B
Indebtedness
C
Risky investment
D
Financial possibility
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3

What is the term used to describe the collection of flowers in species that have more than one flower on an axis (sometimes called "composite flowers"?

A
Effervescence
B
Inflorescence
C
Flourescence
D
Floracity
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4

What is the first geological period of the Paleozoic era?

A
Cumbrian
B
Cambrian
C
Umbrian
D
Lifeobrian
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5

What word means the spread of a cancer from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part?

Note: This question was updated in September 2015
A
Metamanhadsevenwives
B
Metamorphism
C
Metaglutimate
D
Metastasis
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6

What is the name for the point on the earth's surface that is directly above an earthquake?

A
Epilogue
B
Epcot centre
C
Epicentre
D
Epidemic
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7

In economics, what is TWI?

A
Trade Weighted Index
B
Trans World Incorporation
C
Trending While Intransigent
D
Taxation World Index
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