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Science Quiz #442

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 July 2017

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1

What does "REM" stand for?

A
Really Ecky Measles
B
Regulatory Ear Malformation
C
Rapid Eye Movement
D
Royal Equine Mumps
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2

The Drake Equation calculates the potential number of what?

A
Extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way
B
Fish in any defined area of ocean
C
Safe harbours on any section of sea
D
Species of animals in the world
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3

What law is "the volume of a given mass of gas at a given temperature is inversely proportional to its pressure"?

A
The Boiling Principle
B
Boyle's law
C
The Temperature / Pressure Scenario
D
Gaseous Theory
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4

Where in the body is Waldeyer's ring?

A
Circling the patella
B
Towards the end of the sigmoid colon
C
At the back of the eyes
D
At the back of the throat
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5

What is the name for the point on the ecliptic when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator?

A
Perineum
B
Eclipse
C
Solstice
D
Tropicality
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6

Which of these is a colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers, the only species left in the family Upupidae?

A
Hulahoop
B
Raven
C
Kiwi
D
Hoopoe
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7

What is another name for tungsten?

A
Carbon
B
Germanium
C
Titanium
D
Wolfram
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