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Science Quiz #173

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 May 2012

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1

A pair of angles is complementary if the sum of their measures is how many degrees?

A
90
B
180
C
360
D
720
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2

Which poison is also an element on the periodic table?

A
Cyanide
B
Strychnine
C
Hemlock
D
Arsenic
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3

Which of these squeaks when walked upon at -10 degrees Celsius?

A
Air
B
Gold
C
Water
D
A mouse
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4

What does the "R" stand for in the acronym LASER?

A
Radium
B
Radio waves
C
Radiation
D
Return
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5

In the late 1800s, the steam powered Bell-Coleman machine was fitted to ships to provide what?

A
Heating for passengers
B
Drive to propellers
C
Power to drive winches
D
Refrigeration
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6

Where is NASA's Johnson Space Centre?

A
Reno, Nevada
B
Cape Kennedy, Florida
C
Washington, DC
D
Houston, Texas
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7

What animal, introduced to Australia in the 19th century, had a feral population there by 2010 of between 500,000 and 750,000?

A
Llama
B
Camel
C
Rabbit
D
Dingo
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