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Science Quiz #239

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 August 2013

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1

What colour is the copper mineral called "malachite"?

A
Blue
B
Brown
C
Red
D
Green
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2

Stainless steel is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5 to 11% content by mass of what element?

A
Carbon
B
Chromium
C
Chlorine
D
Calcium
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3

What is the branch of medicine dealing with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the human heart?

A
Cardiography
B
Endocarditis
C
Cardiology
D
Cartography
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4

Francis Crick and James Watson did their research into DNA at what institution?

Note: This question was updated in April 2022
A
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
B
Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
C
Cambridge, England
D
Oxford, England
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5

A boar is what type of creature?

A
Woodpecker
B
Aardvark
C
Termite
D
Pig
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6

Which of these is the name for an intermediate coal with poor heat generating capability?

A
Alright
B
Lignite
C
Stalagmite
D
Acolyte
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7

What is the basic gauge most commonly used for both still photography and motion pictures?

A
16 mm
B
35 mm
C
8 mm
D
70 mm
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