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Science Quiz #108

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 February 2011

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1

What is the name of the place where water comes out of the ground?

A
Autumn
B
Summer
C
Spring
D
Winter
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2

What is the word for the apparent change in frequency of a vibration due to the relative change in position of the observer?

A
Boyle's Law
B
Echo
C
Archimedes's Principle
D
Doppler effect
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3

Where did the car manufacturer Saab originate?

A
Germany
B
France
C
Sweden
D
Italy
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4

What branch of mathematics was founded from a paper "On a Characteristic Property of All Real Algebraic Numbers" (1874) by Georg Cantor, who built on the work of Zeno, Bernard Bolzano & Richard Dedekind, which, in turn was followed up by Bertrand Russell, Ernst Zermelo, Abraham Fraenkel & Henri Lebesgue?

A
Calculus
B
Set theory
C
Regression analysis
D
Algebra
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5

The name of what product, also known as paraffin, a combustible hydrocarbon liquid, was registered as a trademark by Abraham Gesner in 1854?

A
White spirit
B
Methylated spirit
C
Kerosene
D
Turpentine
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6

The Belgian Blue, British White, Canadian Speckle Park, Galloway, Lincoln Red, South Devon, Welsh Black and White Park are all types of what?

A
Cattle
B
Sheep
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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7

What is the dividend of 22 divided by 7?

A
3.14159 ...
B
7
C
pi
D
22
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