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Science Quiz #263

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 January 2014

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1

What process concerns the passage of food through the human body?

A
Peristalsis
B
Photosynthesis
C
Paralysis
D
Carcinogenesis
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2

In the 3rd millennium BCE the Indus Valley civilisation was using distance measurements precise to a unit of what?

A
1.704 mm (1/16 inch)
B
4.7 mm (approx. 1/5 inch)
C
2 cm (approx. 4/5 inch)
D
2.5 mm (approx. 1/10 inch)
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3

What describes a variable signal that is continuous in time and amplitude, that can be seen as the opposite of "digital"?

A
Decalogue
B
Dialogue
C
Analogue
D
Epilogue
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4

What do anthropologists study?

A
Human beings
B
Coal
C
Monkeys
D
Minerals
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5

Which of these animals has the longest average life span?

A
Dog
B
Rabbit
C
Hamster
D
Horse
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6

Which of these is the only vertebrate to have been discovered so far to have lungs but no windpipe (trachea)?

A
A brackish water fish called calamoichthys
B
A freshwater fish called polypterus
C
A freshwater fish called lungfish
D
A seawater fish called coelacanth
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7

Which of these is a home video game console launched in 2006 by Nintendo that has a wireless controller for use as a handheld pointing device, and detects movement in three dimensions?

A
Poi
B
Wo'
C
Eeek
D
Wii
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