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Science Quiz #384

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 May 2016

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1

Which of these is a theory about the creation of the universe?

A
Big boobs
B
Big Ben
C
Big Bertha
D
Big bang
Select from the options above.
2

What species of tree of the genus Prunus, native to the Middle East, produces a seed in a corrugated shell which is botanically not a nut, but a drupe?

A
Cashew
B
Almond
C
Walnut
D
Date
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3

What name is given to a chemical compound in which water combines with other substances without alteration of the arrangement of the atoms in the water?

A
Hydroxide
B
Hydrate
C
Hydroxyl
D
Hydrostatics
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4

An alembic in a chemist's or alchemist's laboratory is likely to be used to do what?

A
Guard the eyes from flame or fumes
B
Melt metals
C
Distil liquid chemicals
D
Boil liquids
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5

What was the last engineering work completed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

A
Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar River
B
Great Eastern steamship
C
Paddington Station for the Great Western Railway
D
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Select from the options above.
6

The angles of a triangle add up to how many degrees?

A
45
B
90
C
180
D
360
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is not a bear (i.e. classified in the Family “Ursidae”)?

A
American Black Bear
B
Spectacled Bear
C
Koala bear
D
Polar Bear
Select from the options above.
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