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Science Quiz #93

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 October 2010

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1

What is a group of stars called?

A
Condensation
B
Constipation
C
Constellation
D
Confrontation
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2

What was called "dephlogisticated air" by Joseph Priestley when he isolated it in 1774?

Note: This question was updated in March 2017
A
Hydrogen
B
Methane
C
Oxygen
D
Helium
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3

What name is given to a spasm of the diaphragm muscle caused by indigestion, intoxication or some forms of pleurisy?

A
Nervous tic
B
Hay fever
C
Hiccough
D
Palsy
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4

Which constellation lies between the Centaur's foot and the Southern ecliptic pole?

A
Aquarius
B
Orion
C
Chamaeleon
D
Capricorn
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5

Who discovered the two moons of Mars in 1877?

A
Herschel
B
Galileo
C
Asaph Hall
D
Cassini
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6

Which part of the body is made up of a series of vertebrae?

A
Arm
B
Shoulder blade
C
Leg
D
Backbone
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7

Which of these is the largest?

A
Earth
B
Earth's Moon
C
Venus
D
Jupiter
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