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Science Quiz #437

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 May 2017

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1

In simple terms, what is "Bode's Law"?

A
If there are two possible explanations, choose the one with the fewer assumptions
B
Planets that have irregular orbits break up into asteroid belts
C
If anything can go wrong, it will
D
Bodies in the solar system orbit at regular distances which can be calculated mathematically
Select from the options above.
2

What are the fish, commonly found at depths of 200 to 700 m (660 to 2,300 ft), from Tierra del Fuego to California, and nicknamed "red devil" by fishermen?

A
Orange roughy, or deep sea perch
B
Humboldt squid
C
Deep-water redfish
D
Red snapper
Select from the options above.
3

In IT systems what does the "P"in "PLC " stand for?

A
Protocol
B
Programmable
C
Programme
D
Personal
Select from the options above.
4

What is a Chilean guemal or huemul?

A
A broad-brimmed hat
B
A type of pepper
C
A species of deer
D
A small stream
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these is not one of Newton's Laws of Motion?

A
To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
B
A body at rest or moving continues in that state unless acted on by external forces
C
When a body is acted on by a force the rate of change of momentum is proportional to the force
D
A pendulum will swing in a pattern consistent with the earth's rotation.
Select from the options above.
6

The Moray is a type of what?

A
Octopus
B
Eel
C
Shark
D
Whale
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is important for the performance of lithium ion batteries?

A
Cadmium
B
Nickel
C
Cobalt
D
Arsenic
Select from the options above.
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