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Science Quiz #454

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 September 2017

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1

What is the atomic symbol for the element tungsten?

A
Yb
B
Tn
C
Lu
D
W
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2

Which of these is a burrowing insectivorous animal with small eyes and close fur?

A
Armadillo
B
Mole
C
Turtle
D
Daddy Long Legs
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3

Which common household omnivore is known to eat book bindings, carpet, clothing, coffee, dandruff, glue, hair, some paints, paper, photos, plaster, sugar, wallpaper paste, cotton, dead insects, linen, silk, and their own moulted skins?

A
Moth larva
B
Cockroach
C
Ant
D
Silverfish
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4

Which of these statements is incorrect?

A
The square of an odd number is always an even number
B
The sum of two whole numbers, whether they are odd or even, is always a whole number
C
The sum of two numbers, where both are either odd or even, is always an even number
D
The sum of an even number and an odd number is always an odd number
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5

Where did Pluto, discovered in 1930 (and designated a planet at the time), get its name?

A
Walt Disney cartoon
B
Greek legend
C
Oil pipeline
D
A constellation
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6

In what work does a tokamak figure?

A
Archaeology
B
Thermonuclear fusion
C
Luge racing
D
North American architecture
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7

What is the unit of force which, acting upon a mass of 1 gramme, will produce acceleration of 1 centimetre per second per second?

A
Dyne
B
Therblig
C
Joule
D
Grunt
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