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Science Quiz #337

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 July 2015

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1

Which is a definition of hardwood?

A
Wood from the heart of a tree
B
Wood from gymnosperm trees
C
Wood from dicot angiosperm trees
D
Particularly dense timber
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2

What machine devised to move people was first demonstrated in Paris in 1900?

A
Elevator
B
Escalator
C
Convertible car
D
Travelator
Select from the options above.
3

Which model of car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company was introduced in April 1964 and created the "pony car" class of American automobile?

A
Filly
B
Colt
C
Gelding
D
Mustang
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4

What is caesium?

A
Seed pod
B
Medical procedure
C
Gas
D
Metal
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5

What infectious disease, occurring commonly in epidemics and caused by a virus, is characterised by blotchy rash preceded by a running nose and eyes, with a rise in temperature and lassitude?

A
Chickenpox
B
Measles
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
Select from the options above.
6

Who described "unified field theory", an attempt to unify and simplify the fundamental laws of physics, in a paper titled "On The Generalised Theory of Gravitation" in 1950?

A
Isaac Newton
B
Satyendra Nath Bose
C
Max Planck
D
Albert Einstein
Select from the options above.
7

The pericardium is part of which organ?

A
Lungs
B
Liver
C
Spleen
D
Heart
Select from the options above.
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