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Science Quiz #90

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 October 2010

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1

Granite is an example of what sort of rock?

A
Metamorphic
B
Sedimentary
C
Igneous
D
Heavy metal
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2

What colour is the dye made from woad?

Note: This question was updated in January 2017
A
Yellow
B
Red
C
Blue
D
Brown
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3

With what work in the early 18th century is James Bradley associated?

Note: This question was updated in January 2017
A
Inventing the cotton gin
B
Finding ways of dating fossils
C
Discovering the properties of uranium
D
Discovering the aberration of light
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4

What type of dog is a pekingese?

A
Toy dog
B
Gun dog
C
Sheep dog
D
Retriever
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5

What is a tabular display of the chemical elements, the invention of which is generally credited to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, who intended the table to illustrate recurring trends in the properties of the elements?

A
Regular table
B
Frequency table
C
Annular table
D
Periodic table
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6

What is an informal name for the drug "E"?

A
Exciting
B
Ecstasy
C
Excellence
D
Enlivening
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7

"Braeburn" is a variety of what?

A
Peach
B
Strawberry
C
Banana
D
Apple
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