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Science Quiz #347

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 September 2015

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The mathematician, al-Khwarizmi, in the royal court of Baghdad in the 9th century CE gave his name to what procedure or formula for solving a problem?

A
Algebra
B
Algorithm
C
Algol
D
Alkhema
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2

What is a pachyderm?

A
Male model
B
Skin disease
C
Moving van
D
Elephant
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3

What are "cestodes"?

A
Verrucas
B
Sentries
C
Impulses sent to the brain
D
Tape worms
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4

Biomimetics have influenced which of these?

A
All of them
B
Holograms on credit cards
C
Design of temperature, humidity, and airflow regulation in buildings
D
Hypodermic needles
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5

How many metatarsal bones are in each human foot?

A
15
B
10
C
5
D
20
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6

Despite being no longer generally considered a true planet Pluto has its own moons; which of these is not one of them?

A
Triton
B
Charon
C
Nix
D
Styx
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7

Which of these animals can be found in the Kalahari Desert?

A
Kangaroos
B
Tigers
C
Pandas
D
Meerkats
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