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Science Quiz #160

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 February 2012

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For what would one use a phenakistoscope, that was invented in 1832 simultaneously by Belgian Joseph Plateau and Austrian Simon von Stampfer?

A
Measuring angles to stars
B
Listening to heartbeats
C
Watching animated pictures
D
Viewing very small objects
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2

Which of these are "root vegetables"?

A
Carrots and turnips
B
Onions and leeks
C
Cabbage and sprouts
D
Peas and beans
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3

Lalophobia is the irrational fear of what?

A
Sneezing
B
Sleeping
C
Eating
D
Speaking
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4

What is the calculation "the square root of 1.5 times the height in feet = the answer in miles" used for?

A
Deep sea diving
B
Land surveying using trig stations
C
Hang gliding
D
Measuring the distance to the horizon
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5

What is the technical term for a nose bleed?

A
Pyrosis
B
Alopecia
C
Epistaxis
D
Aneurism
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6

What word is used to describe the lowest temperature at which vapour above a liquid can be ignited?

A
Point of balance
B
Breaking point
C
Flashpoint
D
Compass point
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7

Which planet has 5 rings that are named for the astronomers Johann Gottfried Galle, Urbain Le Verrier, William Lassell, François Arago and John Couch Adams?

A
Jupiter
B
Neptune
C
Saturn
D
Uranus
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