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Science Quiz #258

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 December 2013

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1

In 1690 Jacob Bernoulli became the first European to do what?

A
Solve separable differential equations
B
Work in infinitesimal calculus
C
Observe Jupiter's moons in orbit
D
Work with logarithms
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2

Carbon is the main constituent of which of these?

A
Molasses
B
Turpentine
C
Brass
D
Charcoal
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3

What does the "B" stand for in the name of the computer language called "BASIC"?

A
Basic
B
Beginner's
C
Boolean
D
British
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4

Viewed from Earth, Venus crosses the sun twice every 100 to 120 years or so, about 8 years apart. The next is on 10-11 December 2117. When was the last?

A
10-11 December 1882
B
8 June 2004
C
1 January 2000
D
5-6 June 2012
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5

How many legs do most crabs have?

A
10
B
8
C
12
D
6
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6

Which of these birds can fly?

A
Flamingo
B
Rhea
C
Emu
D
Kiwi
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7

Robert Mallet, a Victorian geophysicist, engineer and inventor, conducted a controlled experiment on a beach in southern Ireland as part of his seminal work in studying what and creating the science of what?

A
Earthquakes, and seismology
B
Tidal energy, and hydropower
C
Ecology of buccinis, and conchology
D
Erosion, and archaeology
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