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Science Quiz #312

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 January 2015

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The Human Genome Project, which operated from 1990-2003, aimed to examine and make publicly available the sequences of almost all the genetic content of the chromosomes of the human organism, to improve identifying technologies, and address what related aspect?

A
Public relations
B
Applications in medicine
C
To make a map of the genome which could be carried in space travel
D
Ethical, legal, and social implications from defining the entire human genomic sequence
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2

Which of these is a vegetable, one of the oldest?

A
Bunion
B
Onion
C
Runyan
D
Dungeon
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3

In 1854, John Snow proved that what was transmitted by infected water?

A
Malaria
B
Typhoid
C
Cholera
D
Black plague
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4

Which of these is a fruit?

A
Persimmon
B
Persim Berry
C
Parmesan
D
Persia
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5

Hertz is the standard SI unit for the measurement of what?

A
Barometric pressure
B
Depth of water
C
Density of metals
D
Radio frequency
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6

Which inert gas with a density 2.8 that of air was discovered by Ramsay and Travers in 1895?

A
Xenon
B
Argon
C
Krypton
D
Neon
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7

When was the spacecraft Rosetta launched to make contact with comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P)?

A
January 2002
B
March 2004
C
January 2012
D
March 2008
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