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Science Quiz #306

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 November 2014

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1

What is the name for the point in the lunar orbit when the moon is nearest to the earth?

A
Golligee
B
Apogee
C
Negligee
D
Perigee
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2

What function does glycerol ester of wood rosin perform in foods and drinks?

A
Stabilises flavouring oils to keep them in solution
B
Sweetens
C
Preserves
D
Enhances the flavour
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3

What preparation, consisting mainly of citron, orange, bergamot, neroli and rosemary, was first prepared by Johann Maria Farina soon after 1700?

A
Lemon and barley water
B
Eau de Cologne
C
Ginger ale
D
Moth balls
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4

Commercial extraction is being explored of an important large-scale source of natural gas, called what ?

A
Fire ice
B
Butane hydrate
C
Methanesulfonic acid
D
Methanogens
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5

A medical practitioner might speak of fomes or fomites with concern or warning. Why?

A
They are a poisonous species of ant
B
They are an object or substance which can carry infectious organisms such as germs or parasites
C
They are a species of fungal plant pathogen
D
They are a symptom of pathological boredom
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6

Which of these, in the strict sense of the word, is a bug?

A
Praying mantis
B
Ant
C
Woodlouse, or slater
D
Water boatman
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7

Which of these worked in cosmology?

A
Elbert Hubbard
B
Edwin N. Hubbell
C
Edgar Hubble
D
Edwin P. Hubble
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