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Science Quiz #104

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 January 2011

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1

The stars Betelgeuse, Rigel, Bellatrix, Mintaka, Alnilam, Mintaka, Alnitak, Alnitak and Saiph are found in which constellation?

A
Orion
B
Pisces
C
Cancer
D
Canis Major
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2

What colour does red litmus paper turn when in contact with alkaline?

A
Black
B
Blue
C
Green
D
Amber
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3

In astronomy, what is the word applied to the alignment of three or more celestial bodies in the same gravitational system along a straight line?

A
Stellaroptimisation
B
Wysiwyg
C
Diecast
D
Syzygy
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4

As a first step to manufacturing steel, iron is extracted from ore by removing oxygen and combining it with what element?

A
Carbon
B
Freon
C
Teflon
D
Neon
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5

The Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" was stereo-typical of milliners making felt hats, who used what chemical to separate the fur from the pelt and matt it together?

A
Tin
B
Brass
C
Vulcan
D
Mercury
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6

What did Bayer name its new over the counter drug in 1898, developed and advertised as a morphine substitute and cough suppressant that did not have its addictive side-effects?

A
Aspirin
B
Codeine
C
Heroin
D
Penicillin
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7

Typically, a male moose sheds its antlers how frequently?

A
Every 6 months
B
Every year
C
Every two years
D
Every five years
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