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Science Quiz #262

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 January 2014

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The fifteen elements with atomic numbers 57 to 71, which includes Lanthanum (La), Cerium (Ce), Praseodymium (Pr), Neodymium (Nd), Promethium (Pm), Europium (Eu), Erbium (Er), Thulium (Tm), Ytterbium (Yb) and Lutetium (Lu), are known as what?

A
Lanthanoid series
B
Noble gases
C
Antibiotics
D
Halogens
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2

What plant, a bushy herb of the mint family, has a heavy, strong scent, and has been used for centuries in perfumes?

A
Atalie
B
Kalgoorlie
C
Patchouli
D
Fettuccine
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3

What is a specialized linear-beam vacuum tube used as amplifiers at microwave and radio frequencies to produce both low-power reference signals for superheterodyne radar receivers and to produce high-power carrier waves for communications and the driving force for modern particle accelerators?

A
Krypton
B
Klystron
C
Kardashian
D
Knightrider
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4

Prepatellar bursitis is more commonly known as what?

A
Achilles heel
B
Tennis elbow
C
Housemaid's knee
D
Cauliflower ear
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5

Which of these is a pyrotechnic composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide, which produces a reaction that is not explosive, but creates short bursts of high temperatures on a small area for a short period?

A
Thermite
B
Naphthalene
C
Chlorine
D
Sodium chloride
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6

G. H. Armauer Hansen discovered the cause of what disease in 1873?

A
Schizophrenia
B
Arthritis
C
Leprosy
D
Tuberculosis
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7

Which of these is a name for pain in the back?

A
Lumbago
B
Impetigo
C
Winnebago
D
Bambino
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