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Science Quiz #175

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 May 2012

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1

Where do aquatic creatures live?

A
In deserts
B
Up trees
C
In burrows
D
In water
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2

James Chadwick discovered which sub-atomic particles in 1932?

A
Protons
B
Electrons
C
Neutrons
D
Positrons
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3

What is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, the most common form of which is a result of trauma to or infection of the joint, or age?

A
Arthritis
B
Urethritis
C
Poliomyelitis
D
Gingivitis
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4

What orbits the Sun between Earth and Mercury?

A
Nothing
B
The asteroid belt
C
Venus
D
Halley's comet
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5

What element takes its name from the German word for "evil spirit"?

A
Xenon
B
Bromine
C
Radon
D
Cobalt
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6

The common choko is what colour when ripe?

A
Black
B
Red
C
Brown
D
Green
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7

What is one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals, first published on 4 November 1869, one of the few that publish original research articles across a wide range of scientific fields?

A
Science
B
Nature
C
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
D
The Scientific American
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