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Science Quiz #110

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 February 2011

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1

Which of these does not describe "oxidation"?

A
Rust
B
Corrosion
C
Trepidation
D
Formation of oxides
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2

Which nation was the first to put a man-made object on the moon?

A
Soviet Union
B
USA
C
India
D
UK
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3

The fifteen elements with atomic numbers 89 to 103, which includes Actinium (Ac), Thorium (Th), Uranium (U), Neptunium (Np), Plutonium (Pu), Americium (Am), Californium (Cf), Einsteinium (Es) and Lawrencium (Lr), are known as what?

A
Actinoid series
B
Noble gases
C
Antibiotics
D
Halogens
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4

What is the popular name of light green apples that originated in Australia in 1868 from a chance seedling propagated by Maria Ann Smith?

A
Braeburn
B
Granny Smith
C
Golden Delicious
D
Gravenstein
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5

Which hormone controls the female reproductive cycle?

A
Testosterone
B
Oestrogen
C
Prostaglandin
D
Thiamine
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6

What is the next in this series: 3.1, 95, 98, 98SE, ...

A
2000
B
2005
C
98XP
D
100GT
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7

Cryosurgery is performed under what conditions?

A
Outer space
B
High levels of dust
C
Very low temperatures
D
Below sea level
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