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Science Quiz #201

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 November 2012

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Which constellation, that lies between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south, is associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux, collectively known as the Dioscuri?

A
Capricorn
B
Leo
C
Ursa Major
D
Gemini
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2

In the SI system, what is the basic unit for the measurement of electric current?

A
Volt
B
Ohm
C
Watt
D
Ampere
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3

The Abominable Snowman, a mythological ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet, is also known as what?

A
Hibagon
B
Yeti
C
Nuk-luk
D
Yowie
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4

What is the chemical symbol for tin?

A
Fe
B
T
C
Sn
D
Mg
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5

Which of these is a type of orange?

A
Clavicle
B
Navel
C
Pelvis
D
Sternum
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6

If the sides of a triangle measure 5, 13 and 12, what is the angle defined by the sides which are 5 and 12?

A
60 degrees
B
45 degrees
C
30 degrees
D
90 degrees
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7

Which of these elements can be used to power a nuclear reactor?

A
Lead
B
Mercury
C
Uranium
D
Barium
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