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Science Quiz #182

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 July 2012

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1

What international consumer item does the "Economist" use to compare purchasing power between countries?

A
Loaf of bread
B
Toyota Corolla
C
Big Mac
D
Daily newspaper
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2

For what activity would one use a bunsen burner?

A
Geometry
B
Economics
C
Chemistry
D
Swimming
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3

It is necessary to multiply by 3.2808 to convert what to what?

A
Feet to metres
B
Metres to feet
C
Pounds to kilograms
D
Acres to hectares
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4

Which of these containers is the largest?

A
Gill
B
Firkin
C
Liqueur glass
D
Wine glass
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5

In the acronym PAL, used in the television industry, what does the "P" stand for?

A
Pretty
B
Phase
C
Precious
D
Parting
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6

What is another name for the "Aurora Borealis"?

A
Solar eclipse
B
Southern lights
C
Northern lights
D
St Elmo's Fire
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7

What does a person with narcolepsy do?

A
Steals
B
Falls asleep
C
Tells tales on people
D
Takes drugs
Select from the options above.
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