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Science Quiz #233

Science and Nature Quiz for 3 July 2013

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1

The girth goes on which part of the horse?

A
Across the nose
B
Around the ribs
C
Under the tail
D
Around the neck
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2

What is produced from coarse aggregate, sand, cement and water?

A
Mortar
B
Gingernut biscuits
C
Concrete
D
Stucco
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3

What launcher was used by the European Space Agency, the first of which was successfully launched in 1979?

A
Icarus
B
Beauteous
C
Ariane
D
Flaminia
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4

Which of these is a form of colour blindness?

A
Dichromacy
B
Trachoma
C
Blepharochalasis
D
Ptosis
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5

The term "radar", of American origin, coined in 1941, replaced the British abbreviation "RDF" which stood for "Radio Direction Finding". What does "radar" stand for?

A
Radio Amplification to Detect Aerial Raiders
B
Radio Aerial Routefinding
C
Reconnaissance Activated by Diffusion and Reception
D
Radio Detection and Ranging
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6

What word was coined by Charles Richet to denote a substance or spiritual energy "exteriorised" by physical mediums, said to be associated with formation of ghosts?

A
Spectrometer
B
Poltergeist
C
Doppelgänger
D
Ectoplasm
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7

What is a Russian Blue?

A
Gerbil
B
Parrot
C
Cat
D
Pig
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