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Science Quiz #249

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 October 2013

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1

What best describes geometry?

A
Mapping positions and relationships
B
Lines and angles
C
Areas and volumes
D
Questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space
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2

What is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants commonly known as the cranesbills?

A
Bougainvillea
B
Geranium
C
Pelargonium
D
Hydrangea
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3

What is the chemical symbol for hydrogen?

A
Hy
B
He
C
K
D
H
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4

Where is it believed that fireworks were invented?

A
China
B
Mexico
C
Egypt
D
Greece
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5

In anatomy, what word refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or skin?

A
Heterochromia
B
Dysrhythmia
C
Sturge-Weber syndrome
D
Piebaldism
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6

In June 2009 American neuroscientist Dr Gary Arendash claimed to have evidence that drinking a few cups of coffee a day could prevent or reverse the effects of what?

A
Alzheimer's disease
B
Frontotemporal dementia
C
Disseminated sclerosis
D
Motor neurone disease
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7

When did western scientists first demonstrate that it was possible to produce electricity from light?

A
1839
B
1883
C
1888
D
1887
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