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Science Quiz #392

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 July 2016

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1

What is the cube root of 64?

A
4
B
3
C
5
D
8
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2

Which of these is an evergreen shrub with leathery lance-shaped leaves?

A
Holly
B
Laurel
C
Aspidistra
D
Foxglove
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3

On which dates in the Gregorian calendar do places on earth currently have approximately 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night?

A
11 January and 15 June
B
21 December and 22 June
C
20 March and 21 September
D
25 March and 29 December
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4

Which description best fits an enzyme?

A
Antibiotic
B
Metabolic process
C
Macromolecular biological catalyst
D
Protein
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5

From what does vinegar derive its sour taste ?

A
Acetic acid
B
Calcium
C
Chlorine
D
Citric acid
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6

The irregularity in the orbit of the planet Uranus led to what discovery?

A
The sun did not appear to "set" on some planets
B
Gravity was the force determining a planet's orbit
C
Uranus had more than one moon
D
There was another planet, Neptune, nearby
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7

What mathematical tabular system was developed and promoted in 1614 by John Napier that changes calculations of, for example, multiplication and finding square roots to addition and division respectively?

Note: This question was updated in November 2017
A
Algebra
B
Calculus
C
Logarithms
D
Geometric progression
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