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Science Quiz #123

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 May 2011

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The Arapawa Island, Berkshire, British Saddleback, Essex, Hampshire, Jersey Red, Leicoma, Minzhu, Oxford Sandy and Black, Spots and Windsnyer are all types of what?

A
Cattle
B
Sheep
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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2

Which line divides a circle into equal halves?

A
Radius
B
Diameter
C
Secant
D
Tangent
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3

What satellite, launched by NASA aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral on 10 July 1962, was built as part of a multi-national agreement between AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, NASA, the British General Post Office, and the French National PTT (Post, Telegraph & Telecom Office)?

A
WorldCom
B
Hot Bird
C
Telstar
D
Intelsat
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4

In 1858, why did Paul Broca name 5 skeletons "Cromagnon Man"?

A
They were very large
B
They were large and colourful
C
He named them after his father
D
They were found in the Cromagnon grotto
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5

What is the name for the study of light and the principles underlying light and vision?

A
Strabismus
B
Braille
C
Optics
D
Myopia
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6

What becomes less dense as it solidifies?

A
Mercury
B
Lead
C
Water
D
Helium
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7

Where did the car manufacturer Fiat originate?

A
Sweden
B
Italy
C
France
D
Germany
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