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Science Quiz #332

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 May 2015

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1

All snowflakes are geometric figures with how many sides?

A
12
B
4
C
6
D
5
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2

Which of these is not a fish?

A
Sprat
B
Sardine
C
Mackerel
D
Whale
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3

When was observational evidence first accepted by the scientists of the time that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the universe?

A
1927
B
1929
C
1925
D
1895
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4

In astrophysics and physical cosmology, what is Olbers's paradox, named after the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers (1758–1840).

A
The dark night sky paradox
B
The faint young Sun paradox
C
The paradoxical reaction of a comet's tail as it passes a star
D
The heat death paradox
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5

What, if decreased, will lower the boiling point of water?

A
Altitude
B
Pressure
C
Salt content
D
Temperature
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6

What is the more common name for the white crystalline salt called hydrated sodium pyroborate?

A
Fire lighters
B
Heroin
C
Borax
D
Boron
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7

What was the first general-purpose electronic computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems which, though designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the US Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory, was first used in calculations for the hydrogen bomb?

A
DORA
B
The Flowers Colossus
C
ENIAC
D
Z3
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