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Science Quiz #248

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 October 2013

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1

Which of these colours is not used by a cathode ray tube to divide its signal?

A
Red
B
Yellow
C
Green
D
Blue
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2

Brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier were the inventors of a style of what?

A
Hot air balloon
B
Dancing
C
Handbag
D
Telephone
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3

The Anemone hupehensis (commonly known as the Japanese anemone, Japanese thimbleweed, or Japanese windflower) was originally native to where?

A
Northern Korea
B
Eastern Mongolia
C
Northern Japan
D
Central China
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4

There are 22 of which of these to a mile?

A
Acres
B
Fathoms
C
Furlongs
D
Chains
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5

Which of these is a fungal infection of the skin?

A
Cauliflower ear
B
Housemaid's knee
C
Tennis elbow
D
Athlete's foot
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6

How is the value of eight expressed in a base eight numbering system?

A
10
B
8
C
100
D
1000
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7

Which of these is another word for graphite?

A
Impetigo
B
Plumbago
C
Caruso
D
Rallentando
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