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Science Quiz #137

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 August 2011

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What is the name for a period that occurs about every 11 years when the sun's magnetic field lines are the most distorted?

A
Solar years
B
Sun spots
C
Jeroboams
D
Solar maximum
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2

Herpetophobia is a fear of what?

A
Snakes
B
Junkyards
C
Dogs
D
Elephants
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3

Rubbing a balloon on one's hair and then sticking it to a wall is an example of what type of electricity?

A
Static
B
Kinetic
C
Magnetic
D
Induced
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4

Which of these affects the human stomach?

A
Lateral epicondylitis
B
Gingivitis
C
Tinea
D
Peritonitis
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5

Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, was launched when?

A
1948
B
1958
C
1968
D
1978
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6

The existence of what was conjectured by Russian mathematician Vladimir Arnold in 1995 and proven in 2006 by Hungarian scientists Gábor Domokos and Péter Várkonyi?

A
An element with atomic number 117
B
Liquid water on Mars
C
Gömböc, a type of convex 3 dimensional body
D
An underwater trench off the East coast of Africa
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7

What is the most abundant element in the earth's crust?

A
Tin
B
Iron
C
Silicon
D
Coal
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