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Science Quiz #97

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 November 2010

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What is the name for the study of the advent and evolution of biological systems in the universe, with particular emphasis on the possibility of non-terrestrial life?

A
Bioastrology
B
Ufology
C
Astrobiology
D
Alientology
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2

Which gas is likely to be present in a light bulb?

Note: This question was updated in July 2015
A
Argon
B
Xenon
C
Krypton
D
Methane
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3

What is the height of a triangle with an area of 16 square metres and a base 4 metres long?

A
4 metres
B
4 feet
C
8 metres
D
8 feet
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4

What is a cyclotron?

A
A city built in a circle pattern
B
A bicycle park
C
One revolution of a planet around its sun
D
Accelerator for atomic particles
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5

What name is given to a class of functional mental disorders involving distress where behaviour is not outside socially acceptable norms?

A
Neurosis
B
Panic
C
Psittacosis
D
Toxemia
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6

Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the punch card in 1801 as a means of automating what process?

A
Weaving in patterns
B
Addressing envelopes
C
Sorting debtors' records
D
Prison administration
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7

Which of these is a rodent?

A
Squirrel
B
Skunk
C
Wallaby
D
Siamese cat
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