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Science Quiz #417

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 January 2017

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1

Which of these has the most legs?

A
Stool
B
Ant
C
Hen
D
Cat
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2

What instrument consisting basically of a telescope that can be rotated vertically and horizontally on graduated scales was designed for use in land surveying for measuring by triangulation?

A
Plebiscite
B
Theodolite
C
Microlite
D
Araldite
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3

What is chalcedony?

A
A liquid used for cleaning diamonds
B
Bankruptcy
C
The "waiting room" for Heaven
D
Semi-precious stone
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4

What is the name for what is basically an induction coil whereby the voltage of an alternating current can be increased or decreased without changing the frequency?

A
Transformer
B
Voltmeter
C
Rheostat
D
Ammeter
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5

What is the next in the series 4, 16, 64, 256 …

A
1024
B
520
C
752
D
886
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6

Which of these animals cannot retract its claws fully?

A
Cheetah
B
Lion
C
Tiger
D
Jaguar
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7

What follows the duodenum in the human digestive tract?

A
Oesophagus
B
Ileum
C
Appendix
D
Jejunum
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