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Science Quiz #225

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 May 2013

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1

What is the Mars rover, Curiosity, investigating in its first ever drilling operation in 2013?

A
Chemical composition of the soil
B
Shiny pebbles embedded in sandstone
C
Evidence of microbial life
D
What look like water-created minerals
Select from the options above.
2

Which South American water rat is the world's largest rodent, growing to over 4 feet long?

A
Capybara
B
Agouti
C
Coyphilla
D
Coypu
Select from the options above.
3

Besides their meat, whales have been hunted from the 1600s for three main items. Which of these is not one of them?

A
Oil
B
Caviar
C
Baleen
D
Ambergris
Select from the options above.
4

What is another name for egg white?

A
Abalone
B
Albumen
C
Amulet
D
Armitrage
Select from the options above.
5

What is the process of decreasing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field, a term first used by Commander Charles F. Goodeve, RCNVR, during World War II while trying to counter German mines?

A
Randomising
B
Degaussing
C
AC erasure
D
Lambert Point Deperming
Select from the options above.
6

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

A
Linguistics
B
Ethnography
C
Ethnology
D
Humanitarianism
Select from the options above.
7

A function whose logarithm is a quadratic equation is represented graphically as what?

A
Sigmoid shape
B
Bell curve
C
Fréchet space
D
Folium of Descartes
Select from the options above.
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