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Science Quiz #373

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 March 2016

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1

What name is given to the silvery aureole enveloping the sun's chromosphere?

A
Cresta
B
Corolla
C
Camry
D
Corona
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2

Pharology is the study of what?

A
The measurement of very long distances
B
Egyptian artefacts
C
Use of prisms in nano-technology
D
Lighthouses and signal lights
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3

What weather condition can cause a "whiteout"?

A
Frost
B
Hailstorm
C
Blizzard
D
Sunset
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4

What is a navigation instrument used until the 18th century to measure the angles between heavenly bodies, or between them and the horizon?

A
Theodolite
B
Sextant
C
Quadrant
D
Astrolabe
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5

An aircraft flying at 40,000 feet can be heard to break the sound barrier when it achieves a speed of how many miles per hour?

A
320
B
600
C
1,000
D
450
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6

What is the next number in this sequence: 4; 16; 256; 65,536?

A
9,244,967,629
B
4,296,967,294
C
4,294,967,296
D
14,294,967,296
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7

What number, when multiplied by itself, has the same answer when it is added to itself?

A
1
B
10
C
2
D
100
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