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Science Quiz #211

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 January 2013

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What branch of anthropology compares and analyses the origins, distribution, technology, religion, language, and social structure of the ethnic, racial, and/or national divisions of humanity?

A
Embryology
B
Entomology
C
Etymology
D
Ethnology
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2

On a Cartesian Plane where is the unit usually represented as i or j?

Note: This question was updated in May 2021
A
At the nadir
B
Horizontal axis
C
At the zenith
D
Vertical axis
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3

What name is given to a person or animal with a form of hypopigmentary congenital disorder, characterized by a lack of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin and hair?

A
Albino
B
Mongrel
C
Washout
D
Pygmy
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4

What is a Thompson seedless?

A
Apple
B
Grape
C
Melon
D
Tennis tournament
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5

What device measures its the proper acceleration relative to freefall, and is increasingly used in portable electronic devices and video game controllers to detect the orientation of the device or provide game input?

A
Accelerometer
B
Cyclotron
C
Gravimeter
D
Centrifuge
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6

Improved well being and fitness is sought at what kind of establishment?

A
Holiday Estate
B
Beer Barn
C
Energy Camp
D
Health Farm
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7

What does the parotid gland produce?

A
Adrenaline
B
Saliva
C
Masseter stimulants
D
Paraotic discharge
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