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Science Quiz #188

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 August 2012

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1

What chemicals are used to transmit messages to other animals of the same species?

A
Sulphates
B
Enzymes
C
Catalysts
D
Pheromones
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2

A synapse is a space where a nerve impulse travels between what?

A
Memories
B
Electrodes
C
Semi-conductors
D
Neurons
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3

A "parsec" is a measure of what?

Note: This question was updated in December 2020
A
Speed
B
Distance
C
Acceleration
D
Luminance
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4

What is the sum of the whole numbers from 1 to 10 inclusive?

Note: This question was updated in May 2019
A
34
B
35
C
44
D
55
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5

How many orbits of the earth did John Glenn make in Mercury-Atlas 6 in 1962?

A
1
B
3
C
17.5
D
8
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6

What temperature scale is referenced to absolute zero (i.e. where there is the theoretical absence of all thermal energy)?

A
Fahrenheit
B
Celsius
C
Kelvin
D
Rankine
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7

What part of the body is affected by conjunctivitis?

A
Toe
B
Finger
C
Knee
D
Eye
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