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Science Quiz #102

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 December 2010

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Where is the Sea of Vapors?

A
Near Jamaica, next to the Caribbean Sea
B
Yellowstone National Park, USA
C
Rotorua. New Zealand
D
On the Moon
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2

What is the name for the fluid content of the blood?

A
Metabolism
B
Platelets
C
Plasma
D
Ectoplasm
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3

What name is given to lung-breathing aquatic mammals such as whales, porpoises and dolphins?

A
Cetacea
B
Corpuscle
C
Carnivore
D
Canapé
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What invention in the 17th century revolutionized mathematics by providing the first systematic link between Euclidean geometry and algebra, describing geometric shapes as algebraic equations involving the coordinates of the points lying on it?

A
Artesian wells
B
Cartesian coordinates
C
Reverse engineering
D
Virtual geometry
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5

What is the inner core of the Earth believed to consist of?

A
Iron-nickel alloy
B
Chocolate
C
Brass
D
Rubber
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6

How many feet are there in a fathom?

A
500
B
100
C
6
D
12
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7

What is the unit of force which, acting upon a mass of 1 gramme, will produce acceleration of 1 centimetre per second per second?

A
Dyne
B
Therblig
C
Joule
D
Grunt
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