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Science Quiz #377

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 April 2016

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Which heavenly body was discovered by astronomer Clyde W Tombaugh on 18 February 1930?

Note: This question was updated in April 2022
A
Saturn
B
Pluto
C
Venus
D
Mars
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2

What is the acronym developed by the European Union as the geocode standard for referencing the administrative divisions of countries for statistical purposes?

A
NUTS
B
ISO 3166-2
C
FIPS
D
IATA
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3

Which of these is a vegetable?

A
Stroller bean
B
Jogger bean
C
Trotter bean
D
Runner bean
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4

BCG is a vaccine, the only one currently recognised by the World Health Organisation, for what disease?

A
Amoebic dysentery
B
Malaria
C
Gonorrhoea
D
Tuberculosis
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5

What is a food consisting of sweetened milk thickened with rennet into a curd, sometimes flavoured with brandy?

A
Junket
B
Whey
C
Bubble and squeak
D
Blancmange
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6

What is the study of fossils?

A
Archaeology
B
Ichthyology
C
Palaeontology
D
Fossilisation
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7

What effect does annealing glass have?

A
Removes internal stresses
B
Creates a fisheye effect
C
Colours it deep yellow
D
Creates a cavity
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