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Science Quiz #122

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 May 2011

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1

In medicine, which suffix denotes the surgical removal of something, usually from inside the body?

A
-ectomy
B
-itis
C
-ology
D
-opsy
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2

The fact that hot water freezes more quickly than cold water is known as what?

A
The China syndrome
B
The Mpemba effect
C
The Odessa file
D
Antiperistasis
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3

Which of these is "low back pain"?

A
Dorado
B
Sago
C
Lumbago
D
Fernando
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4

Where is the Sea of Tranquillity?

A
Due west of Finland
B
Around the islands of Tonga
C
Near Salt Lake City, Utah
D
On the Moon
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5

What scale, developed by Terence Meaden as an extension of the Beaufort scale, measures tornado intensity between T0 and T11?

A
Temperature scale
B
Tachymeter scale
C
Torino Scale
D
TORRO scale
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6

Early in 2010 which telescope was used to discover 5 new planets and 2 objects circling stars that were too hot to be planets and too small to be stars?

Note: This question was updated in July 2015
A
Kepler Telescope
B
Hubble Telescope
C
Kevlar Telescope
D
Nelson's Telescope
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7

What is the name for a badger's nest?

A
Gamme
B
Sett
C
Mattch
D
Crêche
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