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Science Quiz #251

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 November 2013

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1

What is a surgical procedure to improve the function or the appearance of a human nose?

A
Giraffeoplasty
B
Hippoplasty
C
Rhinoplasty
D
Buffaloplasty
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2

What is the closest planet to the sun?

A
Venus
B
Mercury
C
Saturn
D
Mars
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3

A magnetron is used in which common household appliance?

Note: This question was updated in March 2022
A
Electric blanket
B
Microwave oven
C
Television
D
Blender
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4

Cragside House in Northumberland, England, was the first building to be lit by electricity sourced from where?

A
Nuclear power
B
Wind turbine
C
Solar panels
D
Hydroelectricity
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5

What element is named after the sons of the Earth Goddess in Greek mythology?

A
Argon
B
Lithium
C
Titanium
D
Xenon
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6

What is another name for the childhood disease called laryngotracheobronchitis?

A
Whooping cough
B
Tetanus
C
Rubella
D
Croup
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7

What is the name for a wasps' nest?

A
Hive
B
Vespers
C
Apiary
D
Vespiary
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