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Science Quiz #138

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 September 2011

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Which of these is a common synthetic compound that, from 1878 to 1950, was derived from toluene extracted from coal tar?

A
Aluminium
B
Nylon
C
Teflon
D
Saccharin
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2

Which of these is not the name for a theoretical short cut in space?

A
Worm hole
B
Time warp
C
Black Hole
D
Einstein-Rosen Bridge
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3

What element, an essential plant nutrient, is used in the semiconductor industry?

A
Flouron
B
Boron
C
Capon
D
Baguette
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4

What is the first on the list if these words are sorted based on the penultimate letter of each word?

A
March
B
January
C
April
D
June
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5

Which of these was not one of the first three countries to receive an internationalised country code top-level domain (i.e. that employs a non Latin alphabet) in the Internet Domain Name System?

A
Bulgaria
B
Egypt
C
Saudi Arabia
D
United Arab Emirates
Select from the options above.
6

What gas is a component of common table salt?

A
Krypton
B
Hydrogen
C
Oxygen
D
Chlorine
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is an acute inflammation of the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids, mainly of humans, dogs and cattle, that is commonly due to an allergic reaction or an infection?

A
Congratulation
B
Campanology
C
Conjugality
D
Conjunctivitis
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