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Science Quiz #179

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 June 2012

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What is "UDFy-38135539" which was calculated in October 2010 to be 13 billion light years away?

A
Galaxy
B
Planet
C
Sun
D
Red dwarf
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2

Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann was talking about what when he said "I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be. ”?

A
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
B
Polythene
C
Teflon
D
Tobacco
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3

Which of these breeds is most commonly used as a police dog?

A
Poodle
B
German shepherd
C
Chihuahua
D
Shihtzu
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4

Which of these is the largest natural satellite in the solar system?

Note: This question was updated in November 2019
A
Lysistrata
B
Corstorphine
C
Caligula
D
Ganymede
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5

What name is given to the unnatural fear of men?

A
Homophobia
B
Thanatophobia
C
Androphobia
D
Xenophobia
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6

Which of these can be white, raw, brown or demerara?

A
Pepper
B
Salt
C
Sugar
D
Mustard
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7

What is the common name for the sternum?

A
Breastbone
B
Knee
C
Elbow
D
Hip
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