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Science Quiz #402

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 September 2016

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1

What is the scientific symbol for calcium?

A
Cl
B
C
C
Na
D
Ca
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2

In the acronym PAL, used in the television industry, what does the "L" stand for?

A
Line
B
Limit
C
Look
D
Learn
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3

Where digital computers deal in bits what do quantum computers involve?

A
Bobs
B
Cubits
C
Cubbyholes
D
Qubits
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4

What device, with a scale of 60 degrees was used in marine navigation for measuring the altitude of a celestial object above the horizon?

A
Quadrant
B
Compass
C
Sextant
D
Theodolite
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5

Early investigations, in 1985, into the existence of a carbon molecule C60 later called a fullerene tried to replicate the conditions of what?

A
The carboniferous geologic period
B
Coral creation
C
The atmospheres of red giant stars
D
The magma chamber of a volcano
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6

What does the "P" stand for in the CRISPR system used in gene-editing?

A
Palindromic
B
Pathogen
C
Part
D
Parse
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7

What is the next in the series: Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurassic … ?

A
Neogene
B
Paleogene
C
Cretaceous
D
Quaternary
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