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Science Quiz #388

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 June 2016

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1

What name was given to the fossils, discovered in 2004, of humans with large feet, that stood about a metre high?

A
Peking man
B
Homo hobbitus
C
Homo floresiensis
D
Piltdown man
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2

What is the lining membrane of the cavity of the eyeball connected to the optic nerve which forms the receptor surface for light rays?

A
Rigoletto
B
Retina
C
Retsina
D
Red eye
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3

What was the name of the enterprise, directed by J Robert Oppenheimer, to develop the first US nuclear weapon?

A
The Blues Project
B
The Manhattan Project
C
The Brooklyn Experiment
D
The A Team
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4

What name is given to the unit of electrical power represented by a current of 1 ampere flowing through a circuit whose potential difference is 1 volt?

A
Ohm
B
Watt
C
Kilowatt
D
Amstrong
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5

What chemical element with atomic number 55 is a soft, silvery-gold alkali metal with a melting point of 28 °C (83 °F), and one of only five metals that are liquid at or near room temperature?

A
Gallium
B
Mercury
C
Caesium
D
Silicon
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6

With what is the American inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth particularly associated?

A
A method of learning Morse Code
B
Pulp magazine "Weird Tales"
C
Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine, USA
D
Invention of the first fully electronic TV
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7

Which Greek letter usually denotes the brightest star in a constellation?

A
Delta
B
Beta
C
Gamma
D
Alpha
Select from the options above.
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