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Science Quiz #296

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 September 2014

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1

REM is a term sometimes applied to what?

A
A stage of sleep
B
Classical music
C
Archaeology in New Zealand
D
A brand of shaver
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2

Which branch of astronomy studies radiation with wavelengths greater than approximately one millimetre?

A
Infrared astronomy
B
Radio astronomy
C
Optical astronomy
D
Ultraviolet astronomy
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3

What instrument is used for measuring relative humidity?

A
Macrometer
B
Hypsometer
C
Calorimeter
D
Hygrometer
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4

Cherry barbs, koi, bristlenose pleco and neon tetras are types of what?

A
Cows
B
Pigs
C
Freshwater tropical fish
D
Sheep
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5

Which of these animals is native to Africa?

A
Panda
B
Tiger
C
Capybara
D
Meerkat
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6

What is kept in the sump of a motor car engine?

A
Windscreen washer fluid
B
Petrol
C
Oil
D
Water
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7

What does anosmia indicate?

A
Impermeable membrane
B
Lack of sense of smell
C
Citizenship of Nosmeh in northwest Iran
D
Deficit of self-awareness
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