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Science Quiz #212

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 February 2013

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Graphic representation of a formula containing two variables one of which is the reciprocal of the other, is a what?

A
Ellipse
B
Hyperbole
C
Parabola
D
Hyperbola
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2

Who would use an inkblot or Rorschach Test?

A
Chemist
B
Butcher
C
Psychologist
D
Astronomer
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3

The mandrill is the word's largest what?

A
Monkey
B
Cat
C
Dog
D
Eagle
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4

What was the first satellite put into orbit by the USA?

Note: This question was updated in March 2022
A
Mercury
B
Explorer
C
Genesis
D
Voyager
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5

What type of computer uses three possible values in its calculations: the digits -1, 0, and +1?

Note: This question was updated in October 2021
A
Binary computer
B
Ternary computer
C
Indecisive computer
D
Government computer
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6

Quicksilver is the alternative name for what?

A
Mercury
B
Iron
C
Brass
D
Gold
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7

What is the engineering term for the slope of a structure, slightly out of the vertical?

A
Batter
B
Slide
C
Fletch
D
Strom
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