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Science Quiz #208

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 January 2013

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1

The discovery of what Earth-like planet with the greatest potential for harbouring life found so far, was announced in late September 2010?

Note: This question was updated in June 2021
A
Gliese 581 e
B
Gliese 581 g
C
Gliese 581 f
D
Gliese 581 c
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2

What is the name of a family of satellites launched since 1995 and operated by Eutelsat, located at 13°E over the Equator (orbital position) with a transmitting footprint over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East?

A
WorldCom
B
Hot Bird
C
Telstar
D
Intelsat
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3

In July 2009, why did Russian physicists begin trying to synthesize Ununseptium?

Note: This question was updated in July 2021
A
The Ununseptium mines are running out of ore
B
It was an undiscovered chemical element
C
It is a cheap chemical that can be used to cure AIDS
D
A proposed trade embargo by China
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4

Which of these is commonly removed by a dentist?

A
Piquet
B
Placket
C
Plague
D
Plaque
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5

Which of these is a name for a fear of flying?

A
Pteromechanophobia
B
Haemophobia
C
Cynophobia
D
Mysophobia
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6

What is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep?

A
Sleep apnoea
B
Snoring
C
Amnesia
D
Insomnia
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7

Which part of the body would be treated if the patient was suffering from lumbago?

A
Eyes
B
Back
C
Feet
D
Throat
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