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Science Quiz #178

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 June 2012

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Who formulated the "Law" that, in a paramagnetic material, the magnetization of the material is (approximately) directly proportional to an applied magnetic field, but if the material is heated, the magnetization is (approximately) inversely proportional to temperature?

A
Robert Boyle
B
Robert Hooke
C
Alexander Fleming
D
Pierre Curie
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2

What are "peripherins"?

A
Sponges
B
Molluscs
C
Proteins
D
Plankton
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3

What is the name for someone who engages in the scientific study of fermentation?

A
Ziggurat
B
Zoologist
C
Zymurgist
D
Zanzibarian
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4

What is another name for a wildebeest?

A
Giraffe
B
Rhinoceros
C
Gnu
D
Dingo
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5

What is the technical term for heart burn?

A
Pyrosis
B
Epistaxis
C
Alopecia
D
Aneurism
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6

What astronomical instrument was used in Classical Antiquity and through the medieval Islamic world, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers to locate and predict the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars, determine local time or latitude, for surveying and to cast horoscopes?

A
Compass
B
Cenotaph
C
Astrolabe
D
Barometer
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7

Quinsy affects which part of the human body?

A
Tonsils
B
Legs
C
Lungs
D
Appendix
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