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Science Quiz #145

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 October 2011

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Which moon of Jupiter is named after a divine hero in Greek mythology whose homeland was Troy who was abducted by Zeus in the form of an eagle to serve as cupbearer to the gods and as Zeus's beloved?

A
Callisto
B
Ganymede
C
Europa
D
Io
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2

Benjamin Franklin is usually credited with the creation of the first pair of what items of optical equipment in the early 1760s?

A
Opera glasses
B
Binoculars
C
Monocles
D
Bifocals
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3

Which of these is a flightless bird?

Note: This question was updated in January 2019
A
Cassandra
B
Cassowary
C
Casserole
D
Comrade
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4

In the human body, what does melanin determine?

A
Hairiness
B
Eye colour
C
Skin colour
D
Intelligence
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5

What is the technical term for double vision?

A
Myopia
B
Diplopia
C
Astigmatism
D
Intoxication
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6

What constellation is sometimes called "the Chained Lady", "the Chained Woman" "Perseus's wife" or "Cepheus's daughter"?

A
Andromeda
B
Capricorn
C
Ursa Major
D
Leo
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7

Which compound on the surface of Mars makes it appear red?

A
Hydrogen diooxide
B
Sulphuric acid
C
Iron oxide
D
Ochre
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