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Science Quiz #158

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 January 2012

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1

Which of these numbers is closest to the number of hours in a leap year?

A
2196
B
8784
C
8760
D
4392
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2

The "loop of Henle" is found where in the human body?

A
Heart
B
Kidney
C
Liver
D
Lung
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3

How many months are there in a century?

A
1200
B
600
C
12000
D
120
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4

What name was given to the number 10 to the power of 100 (i.e. 1 followed by one hundred zeros) by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner?

A
Infanta
B
Squillion
C
Googol
D
Gilgamesh
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5

Which of these was designed by Reginald Mitchell?

A
Hovercraft
B
Austin-Healey Sprite
C
Spitfire
D
The British Mark I tank
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6

What is a group of jellyfish called?

A
Slap
B
Whallop
C
Punch
D
Smack
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7

What name is give to a tax minimisation deal whereby a profitable company makes a payment to a loss-making company in the same group?

A
Ransom payment
B
Subversion payment
C
Cash payment
D
Subvention payment
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