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Science Quiz #163

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 February 2012

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1

Which of these shapes does not contain a right angle?

A
Rectangle
B
Rhomboid
C
Square
D
A triangle with the sides in the ratio of 3, 4, and 5
Select from the options above.
2

What is the approximate speed of light in miles per second?

A
465,000
B
372,000
C
93,000
D
186,000
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3

Psephology is the study of what?

A
Fossils
B
Bumps on the head
C
Rocks and stones
D
Elections and voting patterns
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4

Which of these is an aid to hearing?

A
Microscope
B
Bathyscope
C
Kaleidoscope
D
Stethoscope
Select from the options above.
5

What waxes and wanes every 28 days?

Note: This question was updated in November 2019
A
Drawbridge
B
Advent calendar
C
Weaving loom
D
Moon
Select from the options above.
6

Seborrhea is a medical problem that affects which part of the body?

A
Liver
B
Skin
C
Knee
D
Bowels
Select from the options above.
7

Inflammation of the knee is associated with what occupation?

A
Chambermaid
B
Teasmaid
C
Tailormade
D
Housemaid
Select from the options above.
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