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Science Quiz #144

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 October 2011

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1

In the acronym PAL, used in the television industry, what does the "A" stand for?

A
Alienating
B
Alternating
C
Anachronistic
D
Amending
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2

Which of these is a type of dinosaur whose fossils were first discovered in 1877 by S. W. Williston?

A
Ridiculous
B
Diplodocus
C
Michaelmas
D
Sisyphus
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3

Oberon is a moon of which planet?

A
Neptune
B
Saturn
C
Uranus
D
Earth
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4

What is the name for the hair that surrounds a lion's neck?

A
Leest
B
Mane
C
Efferege
D
Mean
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5

Ball, fork and sheet are all types of what?

A
Lightning
B
Bedding
C
Cutlery
D
Motor vehicle
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6

Who was the first woman in space?

A
Janis Joplin
B
Svetlana Savitskaya
C
Nadia Com─âneci
D
Valentina Tereshkova
Select from the options above.
7

In 2001, American Dennis Tito was the first person to do what?

A
Be a space tourist
B
Run 1500 metres in under 3 minutes 30 seconds
C
Fly a microlight around the world
D
Satisfactorily explain the creation of "black holes"
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