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Science Quiz #259

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 January 2014

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According to John Aubrey in "Brief Lives", Sir Francis Bacon's death was caused after he contracted a fatal case of pneumonia after an experiment to do what?

A
Find a foolproof way to keep a hat on
B
Ski downhill
C
Use snow to preserve meat
D
Make a waterproof material from latex
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2

The Richter scale was used to measure the magnitude of what?

Note: This question was updated in January 2022
A
Rain
B
Wind
C
Earthquakes
D
Tornadoes
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3

The secretary bird is native to which continent?

A
Europe
B
Asia
C
Australia
D
Africa
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4

Which of these is a dog developed and bred solely in the former USSR by the state owned Red Star Kennel until 1957 for use as a military/working dog?

A
Giant Schnauzer
B
Caucasian Ovcharka
C
Black Russian Terrier
D
Moscow Water Dog
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5

What is the name for the region of an astronomical object from which externally received light originates, which extends into a star's surface until the gas becomes opaque?

A
Chromosphere
B
Corona
C
Photosphere
D
Camry
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6

Which of these does not directly involve trigonometric functions or calculations?

A
Accurate mapping
B
Fourier analysis
C
Relationship between triangle sides and angles, and cyclical phenomena
D
Lénárt Sphere
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7

What is a mixture of saturated aliphatic and alicyclic C7 to C12 hydrocarbons with a maximum content of 25% of C7 to C12 alkyl aromatic hydrocarbons, which is used as an extraction, cleaning and degreasing solvent, and as a solvent in aerosols, paints, wood preservatives, lacquers, varnishes, and asphalt products?

A
White spirit
B
Turpentine
C
Kerosene
D
Methylated spirits
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