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Science Quiz #314

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 January 2015

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1

What is the third planet from the sun?

A
Uranus
B
Saturn
C
Earth
D
Neptune
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2

Ultrasonic sound is what?

A
Background noise emitted by, e.g., a TV set
B
Beyond the range of human hearing
C
Coming from outer space
D
Sound that rises in pitch as it approaches
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3

What word best describes a triangle where all angles are less than 90 degrees?

A
Scalene
B
Isosceles
C
Acute
D
Equilateral
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4

What is the next number in the sequence 0; 4; 36; 1,444?

A
2,090,916
B
Over 4,371,938 million
C
1,045,458
D
Over 2,185,969 million
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5

Limes became part of the British Royal Navy's diet in an attempt to prevent what?

A
Influenza
B
Melanoma
C
Scurvy
D
Rickets
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6

What term is used to describe the nesting place of colony forming seabirds, some seals and sea lions, and even some turtles?

A
Topery
B
Rookery
C
Nursery
D
Coterie
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7

Which of these is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format?

A
Four Ray
B
Sting Ray
C
Blu Ray
D
X Ray
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