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Science Quiz #136

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 August 2011

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1

Which of these phrases describes part of a surgeon's preparation for performing an operation?

A
Rub down
B
Scrub up
C
Hose down
D
Leg up
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2

A substance that attracts water molecules from the environment through either absorption or adsorption is called what?

A
Hygroscopic
B
Hydraulic
C
Hypnotic
D
Hippocratic
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3

What is the tallest known volcano and mountain in the Solar System?

A
Silpium Mons, on Jupiter's moon Io
B
Ciuacoatl Mons, on Venus
C
Maxwell Montes, on Venus
D
Olympus Mons, on Mars
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4

Which of these is a metal?

A
Chlorine
B
Lithium
C
Sulphur
D
Xenon
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5

What sign of the zodiac is represented by a lion?

A
Aries
B
Capricorn
C
Libra
D
Leo
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6

Solanine is a poison found in which of these?

A
Peas
B
Carrots
C
Broccoli
D
Potatoes
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7

What is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message?

A
Stenography
B
Steganography
C
Cryptonomy
D
Cryptosporidiosis
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