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Science Quiz #88

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 September 2010

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1

An opthalmologist treats disorders of what part of the body?

A
Eyes
B
Ears
C
Nose
D
Throat
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2

A test developed in 1924 by R.L. Smith & G.E. Sandland at Vickers Ltd as an alternative to the Brinell method, is used to measure what?

A
The hardness of materials
B
The viscosity of oil
C
Radiation
D
Rolling resistance
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3

What word means the energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time?

A
Angora
B
Miniver
C
Taverna
D
Stamina
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4

Which of these is a variety of igneous rock consisting of large-grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a fine-grained feldspathic matrix or groundmass?

A
Porphyry
B
Powhiri
C
Parsimony
D
Pharmacy
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5

What shape are the 12 faces of a regular dodecahedron?

Note: This question was updated in March 2017
A
Pentagons
B
Triangles
C
Squares
D
Hexagons
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6

What name is given to a positive whole number that can only be divided by 1 or itself?

A
Prime
B
Irrational
C
Ordinal
D
Cardinal
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7

In the human body, the adrenal glands are directly above which organ?

A
Lungs
B
Spleen
C
Heart
D
Kidney
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