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Science Quiz #241

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 August 2013

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1

Who studies fish?

Note: This question was updated in January 2022
A
Philatelist
B
Ichthyologist
C
Numismatist
D
Hypnotist
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2

What is a guppy?

A
Mast on a yacht
B
Golf club
C
Fish
D
First year student
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3

Which of these is a native American tribe, originally from the Southeastern USA?

A
Choctaw
B
Chattanooga
C
Columbia
D
Appaloosa
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4

A hexagon has how many angles?

A
5
B
8
C
6
D
7
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5

in 1853 while working on the synthesis and properties of various acid anhydrides, French chemist Charles Frederic Gerhardt made acetylsalicylic acid by mixing acetyl chloride with a sodium salt of salicylic acid (sodium salicylate). He called the resulting compound "salicylic-acetic anhydride". What was this preparation later marketed as?

A
Aspirin
B
Codeine
C
Dioxyn
D
Penicillin
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6

What is the chief ore from which aluminium is obtained?

A
Bauxite
B
Iron
C
Cheese
D
Brass
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7

Pure gold is denoted by how many carats?

A
18
B
24
C
100
D
50
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