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Science Quiz #412

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 December 2016

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1

What is the popular name for Sirius, which is 9 light years from Earth?

A
The Dog Star
B
Rigel
C
Betelgeuse
D
Eight Mile
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2

When the passage of a wave, such as light or sound, changes to a different density medium what is originating it can appear reversed, shifted, and magnified in a process known as what?

A
Diversion
B
Refraction
C
Separation
D
Relocation
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3

Dunbar's Number is a proposition of what?

A
Maximum number of people with whom one can maintain a network
B
Effective working group size in the animal kingdom
C
Maximum number of people in a stable inter-personal social relationship
D
Predicted size of "friend" list on Facebook
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4

What is "Too much money chasing too few goods"?

A
Inflation
B
Deflation
C
Stagnation
D
Depression
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5

Which of these is an example of the law of conservation of momentum?

A
The recoil of a gun
B
A stone rolling down a hill
C
A waterfall
D
Ice skating
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6

What name was given to the architectural style adopted in Britain from 1714 to 1820?

A
Neapolitan
B
Gothic
C
Georgian
D
Edwardian
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7

Which does Cavendish relate to?

A
A town on Prince Edward Island, home to Green Gables (as in L.M. Montgomery's famous book)
B
A type of flavoured tobacco
C
A banana cultivar
D
Any of these
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