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Science Quiz #273

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 April 2014

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1

In which part of the body would you find the bone called the trapezium?

A
Elbow
B
Knee
C
Ankle
D
Wrist
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2

The Angus, Australian Lowline, Blue Albion, Florida Cracker, Hereford, Romagnola, Tasmanian Grey and Whitebred Shorthorn are all types of what?

A
Cattle
B
Sheep
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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3

What does a CD player use to read a CD?

A
Magnet
B
Needle
C
Laser
D
Air pressure
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4

What was the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, first isolated on 19 October 1943 by Albert Schatz, a graduate student, in the laboratory of Selman Abraham Waksman at Rutgers University?

A
Streptomycin
B
Penicillin
C
Paracetamol
D
Claritin
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5

What are "chiroptera"?

A
Moths
B
Cats
C
Rats
D
Bats
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6

What are Boron, Silicon, Germanium, Arsenic and Antimony?

A
Metals
B
Metalloids
C
Halogens
D
Inert gases
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7

What star is closest to the Earth?

A
Venus
B
The sun
C
Alpha Centauri
D
Betelgeuse
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