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Science Quiz #155

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 January 2012

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1

What is physiognomy?

A
Contacting spirits by a seance
B
Determining character from bumps on the head
C
Determining character from facial features
D
Exercising on a treadmill
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2

Which company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on 4 April 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for a new microcomputer, the Altair 8800?

A
Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems
B
Microsoft
C
Apple
D
Unisys
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3

Which branch of mathematics was named after the Latin for "small pebble"?

A
Geometry
B
Trigonometry
C
Calculus
D
Algebra
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4

What is the name used for the young of a kangaroo?

A
Joey
B
Phoebe
C
Rachel
D
Chandler
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5

Goliath is the name for a South American spider that eats what?

A
Cows
B
Cats
C
Dogs
D
Birds
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6

Where are the pleurae, bronchi and alveoli?

A
Lungs
B
On the Moon
C
Brain
D
Dogs' paws
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7

What does the chemical symbol "Au" stand for?

A
Silver
B
Aluminium
C
Gold
D
Titanium
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