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Science Quiz #311

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 December 2014

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1

Which of these is contained in the nucleus of an atom?

A
Electron
B
Proton
C
Cybertron
D
Cyclotron
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2

What is the name given to a bone fracture when one part of it is driven into another?

A
Impacted
B
Compound
C
Greenstick
D
Comminuted
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3

The foundations for which science were laid by Adam Smith in 1776 and followed up by people such as John Stuart Mill and David Ricardo?

A
Economics
B
Acoustics
C
Thermodynamics
D
Hydraulics
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4

What is the word for a male swan?

A
Hob
B
Gob
C
Slob
D
Cob
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5

What does the SI unit "Pascal" measure?

A
Heat
B
Force
C
Mass
D
Pressure
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6

Who first demonstrated his safety mechanism for elevator operation at the 1853 New York World's Fair?

A
Nathan Ames
B
Robert Schindler
C
Harald Herlin
D
Elisha Otis
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7

A magpie is a member of which of these bird families?

A
Lark
B
Crow
C
Woodpecker
D
Swallow
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