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Science Quiz #135

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 August 2011

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1

Where on a fish would you find a dorsal fin?

A
Left and right, just behind the head
B
Vertically, down its back
C
Horizontally, at the tail
D
Vertically, at the tail
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2

What is the name for the branch of astronomy that relates to precise measurements and explanations of the positions and movements of celestial bodies?

A
Astrometry
B
Stellacula
C
Orbitry
D
Bangor
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3

What is the name for the longest side of a right angled triangle?

A
Hypotenuse
B
Hypothesis
C
Hypocrite
D
Hypnosis
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4

To what does the term "radiology" refer?

A
Radar
B
X Rays
C
Broadcasting
D
Ship to shore communication
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5

Which of these is not a prime number?

A
13
B
15
C
17
D
19
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6

Sheep, which are aged by their teeth, are referred to by the number of permanent incisors that have erupted. About how old is a "six-tooth"?

Note: This question was updated in May 2022
A
3 to 4 years
B
1.5 to 2 years
C
1 to 1.5 years
D
2 to 3 years
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7

What is the subject of the "Zhou Bi Suan Jing", one of the oldest and most famous Chinese texts dating from the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC—256 BC), and added to into the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 BC)?

A
Mathematics
B
Medicine
C
Psychology
D
Architecture
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