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Science Quiz #279

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 May 2014

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1

Which Apollo mission brought the first rocks and other material from the Moon?

A
Apollo 12
B
Apollo 11
C
Apollo 14
D
Apollo 15
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2

What is the "dermis"?

A
Hair
B
The thing that hangs down the back of your throat
C
Skeleton
D
Skin
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3

Three members of which family, between 1781 and 1850, discovered Uranus, compiled a star catalogue, mapped all the stars in the Northern hemisphere and founded an observatory to map those in the Southern?

A
Planck
B
Herschel
C
Newton
D
Galileo
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4

Which of these affects the eyes?

A
Fibromyalgia
B
Pericarditis
C
Glaucoma
D
Arthritis
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5

What is one description of a lunar eclipse?

A
New moon
B
Blue moon
C
Full moon
D
Red moon
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6

Who, in 1919, achieved the first nuclear disintegrations by bombarding nitrogen with alpha particles?

A
Albert Einstein
B
Pierre and Marie Curie
C
Ernest Rutherford
D
J Robert Oppenheimer
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7

Which of these is a type of vegetable?

A
Walker bean
B
Runner bean
C
Stepper bean
D
Jogger bean
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