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Science Quiz #146

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 November 2011

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1

What was the name of the last of the six space shuttles that was built?

A
Discovery
B
Endeavour
C
Columbia
D
Challenger
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2

What is the only native venomous spider in New Zealand (that is native only to New Zealand)?

A
Katipo
B
Tarantula
C
Funnel-web
D
Huntsman
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3

What name is given to the group of elements that includes fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine?

A
Halleberries
B
Hallucinogens
C
Halloweens
D
Halogens
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4

What name is given to the list of all the accounts contained in the ledger of a business and their values, from which most financial reports are produced?

A
Trial balance
B
Profit and loss account
C
Balance sheet
D
Cash book
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5

What is the closest city to the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator?

A
Hamburg, Germany
B
Oxford, England
C
Boston, Massachusetts
D
Geneva, Switzerland
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these bones is the lowest in the human body (when it is standing up!)?

A
Cranium
B
Sternum
C
Patella
D
Pelvis
Select from the options above.
7

What is used in fireworks and flares to give off a brilliant red light?

A
Phosphorus
B
Beryllium
C
Magnesium
D
Strontium
Select from the options above.
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