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Science Quiz #116

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 April 2011

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What device emits light (electromagnetic radiation), which is usually spatially coherent, through a process called stimulated emission?

A
Neon tube
B
Laser
C
Incandescent bulb
D
Plasma screen
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2

Which of these is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of (usually white) blood cells?

A
Leukemia
B
Anthrax
C
Tuberculosis
D
Influenza
Select from the options above.
3

What passes between the sun and Earth to make a solar eclipse?

A
Moon
B
Venus
C
Aeroplane
D
Mars
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4

What colour is cochineal?

A
Yellow
B
Red
C
Blue
D
Violet
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5

What is a mango?

A
Fruit
B
Deer
C
Dance
D
Musical instrument
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6

The Arapawa Island, California Red, Corriedale, East Friesian, Hampshire, Oxford, Romney, South Dorset, Swifter and Yemeni are all types of what?

A
Pigs
B
Cattle
C
Sheep
D
Cheese
Select from the options above.
7

What genus of about 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and North and South America are mostly shrubs 1 to 3 metres tall, though some are small trees, and others are lianas reaching up to 30m by climbing trees?

A
Protea
B
Geranium
C
Hyacinth
D
Hydrangea
Select from the options above.
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