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Science Quiz #431

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 April 2017

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What book was published by Immanuel Kant in 1781?

A
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
B
Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
C
The Critique of Pure Reason
D
Meditations on First Philosophy
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2

What does Trendelenburg's sign indicate?

A
Weak or paralysed abductor muscles of the hip
B
Gynaecological and back issues
C
Ankylosis of vertebral and sacroiliac joints
D
Arthritis
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3

Where does linseed oil come from?

A
Oil well
B
Flax
C
Gear box
D
Service station
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4

When was the revolver, a hand gun with a rifled barrel and a revolving cartridge cylinder, invented?

A
1750
B
1835
C
1680
D
1910
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5

What name is given to a young whale?

A
Pup
B
Calf
C
Kid
D
Cub
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6

What is a pluviometer used to measure?

A
Wind gusts
B
Intensity of sunlight
C
Rainfall
D
Snow depth
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7

What kind of vegetation grows in taiga?

A
Conifers
B
Palms
C
Ground-hugging shrubs
D
Mangroves
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