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Science Quiz #148

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 November 2011

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1

What are the young of a frog called?

A
Tadpole
B
Maypole
C
Tenfitpole
D
Beanpole
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2

Which of these is a German astronomer who assigned most of the brighter stars their first systematic names in 1603 in his star atlas "Uranometria"?

A
Johannes Kepler
B
Johann Bayer
C
Edwin Hubble
D
Johann Sebastian Bach
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3

Where are the tonsils?

A
Spleen
B
Hands
C
Liver
D
Throat
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4

What sign of the zodiac is represented by a bull?

A
Gemini
B
Pisces
C
Taurus
D
Cancer
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5

Where is the Sea of Serenity?

A
In the book "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
B
On the Moon
C
Around the islands of Tonga
D
Off the east coast of Canada
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6

What proportion of the 206 bones in the human body is contained in the hands and feet?

A
A quarter
B
A third
C
A half
D
Two thirds
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7

What is the name of the system of stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter (then Latin letters in lower-case then upper-case), followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name (e.g. α Tauri)?

A
Henry Draper Catalogue
B
Flamsteed designation
C
Bayer designation
D
Hipparcos Catalogue
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