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Science Quiz #142

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 October 2011

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What is the next number in the sequence 1, 7, 10, 13, 19, 23, 28, 31, 32, 44, 49, 68, 70, 79, 82, 86, 91, 94, 97, 100, 103, 109, 129, 130 ... ?

A
133
B
135
C
148
D
226
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2

The rings of which planet were first detected in 1980 but only identified in 1989 by the Voyager 2 spacecraft? .

A
Neptune
B
Jupiter
C
Saturn
D
Uranus
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3

What was tuberculosis previously known as?

A
Ague
B
Leprosy
C
Consumption
D
Smallpox
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4

Ernest Lawrence of the University of California, Berkeley, is credited with the development in 1929 of what type of particle accelerator that accelerates charged particles using a high-frequency, alternating voltage in a perpendicular magnetic field, causing them to spiral and encounter the accelerating voltage many times?

A
Centrifuge
B
Cyclotron
C
Gravimeter
D
Accelerometer
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5

In geometry, there is a name for convex polyhedrons that are regular, of which there are 5 types. Generically, what kind of solid are they called?

A
Hippocratic
B
Socratic
C
Platonic
D
Homeric
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6

Cramp affects what part of the body?

A
Brain
B
Muscles
C
Liver
D
Arteries
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7

Which tree produces red fruits called "haws"?

A
Rowan
B
Willow
C
Acacia
D
May
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