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Science Quiz #441

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 June 2017

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Elephants (maximum weight around 6,000 kg) have a gestation period of around 95 weeks; what is the gestation of the blue whale (maximum recorded weight around 173,000 kg)?

A
48 weeks
B
156 weeks
C
40 weeks
D
95 weeks
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2

What can be the effect of injecting too much insulin?

A
Blurred vision
B
Hyperglycaemia
C
Severe stomach cramps
D
Hypoglycaemia
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3

What invention in the 17th century revolutionized mathematics by providing the first systematic link between Euclidean geometry and algebra, describing geometric shapes as algebraic equations involving the coordinates of the points lying on it?

A
Artesian wells
B
Cartesian coordinates
C
Reverse engineering
D
Virtual geometry
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4

What name is given to a positive whole number that can only be divided by 1 or itself?

A
Prime
B
Irrational
C
Ordinal
D
Cardinal
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5

In what year was the first demonstration of a helicopter lifting itself organised by Louis Breguet and Professor Richet?

A
1917
B
1951
C
1946
D
1907
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6

In finance markets, what does FTSE stand for?

A
Financial Times Stock Exchange
B
Future Trading Stock Exchange
C
Fast Trading Stock Exchange
D
Financial Trading Stock Exchange
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7

What does aphasia describe?

A
Dysfunctional red blood cells
B
Very rapid movement or speech
C
Impairment of language skills
D
Irregular heartbeat
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