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Science Quiz #87

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 September 2010

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1

Which of these is a theory about the creation of the universe?

A
Big boobs
B
Big Ben
C
Big Bertha
D
Big bang
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2

Which of these was invented by French physician René Laennec early in the 19th century?

A
Telescope
B
Stethoscope
C
Microscope
D
X Rays
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3

Which element, with a melting point of 3,370 degrees C was discovered in 1783 by José and Fausto Elhuyar?

A
Mercury
B
Aluminium
C
Phosphorus
D
Tungsten
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4

How heavy is a US ton?

A
2,400 pounds (1,089 kilograms)
B
2,205 pounds (1,000 kilograms)
C
2,000 pounds (907 kilograms)
D
2,240 pounds (1,016 kilograms)
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5

Mastitis is a complaint affecting what?

A
Dairy cows
B
Hydroelectric dams
C
Automated production lines
D
Broadcasting aerials
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6

A merino is a type of what?

A
Fish
B
Sheep
C
Antelope
D
Elephant
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7

In 1959, the Soviet space probe "Luna Two" became the first man-made object to do what?

A
Orbit the earth like a moon
B
Reach the moon
C
Explode on the launch pad
D
Carry animals into space
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