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Science Quiz #125

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 June 2011

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1

What was the mission of "Earthview 01: The Founders Flight" which was launched on 21 April 1997?

A
The first space burial
B
Reach the moon
C
Orbit the earth like a moon
D
Carry animals for a space walk
Select from the options above.
2

Which of these is a type of dog?

A
Puddle
B
Poodle
C
Middle
D
Noodle
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3

What was the life expectancy of someone who contracted the bubonic plague, the most commonly seen form during the Black Death that peaked in Europe between 1348 and 1350, which had a mortality rate of thirty to seventy-five percent?

A
8 months
B
8 years
C
8 days
D
8 hours
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4

Ochlophobia is a fear of what?

A
Dogs
B
Junkyards
C
Crowds
D
Elephants
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5

Which of these is not a prime number?

A
59
B
69
C
79
D
89
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6

What is "pig iron"?

A
A type of pig
B
A type of iron
C
A bird used for racing
D
A mineral that is often mistaken for iron ("fool's iron")
Select from the options above.
7

What name is given to a cultural and societal phenomenon characterised by an excessive preoccupation with the individual's own appearance, accompanied by difficulties coping with the aging process and with the requirements of maturation?

A
Cynanthropy
B
New World Syndrome
C
Paris syndrome
D
Dorian Gray Syndrome
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