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Science Quiz #109

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 February 2011

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1

What was the first mission that returned lunar samples from the Moon to Earth?

A
Sputnik I
B
Apollo 13
C
Luna 16
D
Apollo 11
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2

Abyssinian, Balinese, British Shorthair, Birman, Bombay, Burmese, California Spangled, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, Himalayan, Japanese Bobtail and Javanese are all breeds of what?

A
Dog
B
Cat
C
Horse
D
Pig
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3

The chemical messenger that transports signals from one cell to another, called phytohormone in plants, is called what in animals?

A
Calcium
B
Hormone
C
Pheromone
D
Antibody
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4

Where is Grissom Hill?

A
On Mars
B
On the Moon
C
Arkansas, USA
D
Vietnam
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5

What device, a tool for studying astronomical phenomena, uses the fact that when a material is heated to incandescence it emits light that is characteristic of the atomic makeup of the material?

A
RF probe
B
Prism
C
Galvanometer
D
Spectroscope
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6

In statistics, what term is applied to techniques for modeling and analysing several variables to understand how the typical value of the dependent variable changes when one of the independent variables is varied, and the other variables are fixed?

A
Econometrics
B
Standard deviation
C
Regression analysis
D
Binomial Theory
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7

Which of these is not one of the great apes?

A
Chimpanzee
B
Gibbon
C
Gorilla
D
Orangutan
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