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Science Quiz #172

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 May 2012

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1

What distance from earth does one have to get to qualify for NASA's definition of an astronaut?

A
5,000 miles
B
50,000 miles
C
500 miles
D
50 miles
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2

Which of these words can be applied correctly to 97% of all animal species?

A
Mammals
B
Vertebrates
C
Invertebrates
D
Reptiles
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3

Where is the pituitary gland?

A
Brain
B
Liver
C
Kidney
D
Spleen
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4

What is the only breed of dog to be named after a character in fiction?

A
Tenterfield Terrier
B
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier
C
Basenji
D
Bedlington Terrier
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5

What word, invented by PaweĊ‚ Ciompa in 1910 and first used by Ragnar Frisch in the sense that it is used today, is concerned with developing and applying quantitative or statistical methods to the study and elucidation of economic principles, combining economic theory with statistics to analyse and test economic relationships?

A
Heterodoxy
B
Macroeconomics
C
Econometrics
D
Demography
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6

The popular name for a type of inflamed elbow joint is associated with which sport?

A
Snooker
B
Soccer
C
Tennis
D
Tug o' War
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7

What was Shoemaker-Levy 9, that crashed into Jupiter in 1994?

A
Unmanned module carrying scientific instruments
B
Meteor
C
Comet
D
Satellite
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