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Science Quiz #130

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 July 2011

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1

Which of these is another word for the thumb?

A
Thorax
B
Caster
C
Pollex
D
Hallux
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2

The American Landrace, Australian Yorkshire, British Landrace, Bulgarian White, Gascon, Hereford, Krskopolje, Mangalitsa, Moody Woody, Red Wattle, Tamworth and Wuzishan are all types of what?

A
Pigs
B
Sheep
C
Cattle
D
Cheese
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3

The word "nebula" derives from the latin word for what?

A
Cloud
B
Star
C
Horse
D
Double vision
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4

What does the chemical symbol Fe stand for?

A
Iron
B
Gold
C
Silver
D
Cheese
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5

What is the name given to a randomly derived change to the nucleotide sequence of the genetic material of an organism?

A
Notation
B
Mutation
C
Devotion
D
Renovation
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6

Which of these is a learned society for science, founded in November 1660, and granted a Royal Charter by King Charles II in 1662, with Lord Brouncker as its first President?

A
Royal Society of Chemistry
B
The Royal Academy of Arts
C
The Geological Society of London
D
The Royal Society
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7

Where is the Foaming Sea?

A
Near Jamaica, next to the Caribbean Sea
B
Off Tierra del Fuego
C
On the moon
D
Near Bering Strait
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