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Science Quiz #96

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 November 2010

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1

Which of these is a breed of dog?

A
St John
B
St Bernard
C
St Pancras
D
St Anselm
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2

What is the thick watery substance filling the space between the lens and the retina of the eye?

A
Aqueous humour
B
Vitreous enamel
C
Vitreous humour
D
Aqueous enamel
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3

What important discovery was made in 1964 by radio astronomers Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson?

A
Cosmic microwave background radiation
B
The earth goes around the sun, not the other way around
C
The solar system is moving in space
D
Pluto can not be regarded as a true planet
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4

What is the name of the reverse image on film, from which a photograph is printed?

A
Negative
B
Positive
C
Infinite
D
Prime
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5

What is a frog before it matures?

A
Cygnet
B
Tadpole
C
Gosling
D
Coney
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6

Complete the title of a book by Doctor Benjamin Spock: "The Common Sense Book of ..."?

A
Surviving in the Wild
B
Health and Fitness
C
Speaking Vulcan
D
Baby and Child Care
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7

What is the name of the principle that "if two explanations account equally well for a particular phenomenon, the one to be chosen is the one with the fewer assumptions"?

A
Parkinson's Law
B
Murphy's Law
C
Occam's razor
D
Pythagoras' Theorem
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