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Science Quiz #121

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 May 2011

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Burning methane in the presence of oxygen produces water and what gas?

A
Carbon dioxide
B
Krypton
C
Argon
D
Xenon
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2

What number do you get if you add all of the 7 Roman numerals?

A
1,616
B
1,666
C
1,656
D
1,166
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3

What sign of the zodiac is represented by a crab?

A
Sagittarius
B
Cancer
C
Leo
D
Capricorn
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4

What equipment puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis, applying a force perpendicular to the axis, and uses the sedimentation principle to cause heavier particles to move out along the radius?

A
Gravimeter
B
Centrifuge
C
Accelerometer
D
Cyclotron
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5

Which of these is a type of camera lens?

A
Glad eye
B
Fish eye
C
Bug eye
D
Blue eye
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6

What was the name of NASA spacecraft that were metallised balloon satellites acting as a passive reflector of microwave signals, the first successful launch of which was on 12 August 1960?

A
Echo
B
Sonar
C
Hottie
D
Sputnik I
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7

After Sir William Herschel observed Uranus on 13 March 1781 while in the garden of his house in Bath, England, he reported it as a what?

A
Asteroid
B
Star
C
Comet
D
Planet
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