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Science Quiz #358

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 November 2015

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1

Dr Benjamin Spock wrote books on what subject?

A
Astrology
B
Elephants
C
Child care
D
Ears
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2

UK Ariel programme developed and launched 6 satellites 1962-79, which were launched for them by NASA; which was the only British satellite successfully launched by Britain using a British rocket?

A
Ariane, in 1973
B
Black Arrow, in 1969
C
Prospero, in 1971
D
Lambda-4S, in in 1970
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3

Pertussis is the technical name for which of these?

A
Mumps
B
Measles
C
Whooping cough
D
Chickenpox
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4

If x = yz², what is the value of x if y = 4 and z = 3?

A
36
B
144
C
13
D
49
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5

What is a violet variety of quartz used in jewellery, that the ancient Greeks and Romans believed protected its owner from drunkenness?

A
Emerald
B
Amethyst
C
Diamond
D
Beryl
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6

What is the name for the change of direction when a ray of light passes from one medium (e.g. water) to another (e.g. air)?

A
Reflation
B
Reflection
C
Refraction
D
Referendum
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7

What is another name for "lateral epicondylitis"?

A
Housemaid's knee
B
Tennis elbow
C
Athlete's foot
D
Cauliflower ear
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