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Science Quiz #315

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 January 2015

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What is the name of a device, consisting essentially of two wires of different metals, whereby heat energy may be changed to electrical energy?

A
Resistor
B
Thermocouple
C
Armature
D
Atalie
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2

What reddish-brown bean-shaped organs lies in the abdomen just under the diaphragm, one on each side of the backbone?

A
Spleen
B
Kidneys
C
Liver
D
Lung
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3

What is the more common name for methylenedioxymethamphetamine?

A
Rum
B
P
C
Methanol
D
Ecstasy
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4

What appeared in the Netherlands in 1608, developed by Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen and Jacob Metius, and improved by Galileo in 1609?

A
Reflecting telescope
B
Refracting telescope
C
Catadioptric telescope
D
Radio telescope
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5

How many pairs of ribs are there in the human body?

A
24
B
12
C
6
D
8
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6

What substance was believed by Alchemists to transmute other metals into gold?

A
Order of the Phoenix
B
Goblet of fire
C
Philosopher's stone
D
Deathly hallows
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7

What are spiracles used for?

A
Breathing
B
Drilling a hole
C
Drawing a mathematical figure
D
Holding prey
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