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Science Quiz #467

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 December 2017

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1

Which animals have a bone known as a tarsometatarsus?

A
Ibex
B
Whales
C
Tuatara
D
Birds
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2

Which is an example of a black dwarf in our galaxy?

A
Ursa Major-B
B
A black hole
C
Sirius-B
D
None, so far it is a theoretical construct
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3

What can be a symptom of the inner ear disturbance known as Ménière disease?

A
Dryness in the ear canal
B
Paresthesia
C
Nystagmus
D
Excess wax
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4

What is the name for an argument presented in logical form, containing 2 premises and a conclusion?

A
Syllogism
B
Anachronism
C
Home truth
D
Paradigm
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5

What is a tabular display of the chemical elements, the invention of which is generally credited to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, who intended the table to illustrate recurring trends in the properties of the elements?

A
Regular table
B
Frequency table
C
Annular table
D
Periodic table
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6

The Belgian Blue, British White, Canadian Speckle Park, Galloway, Lincoln Red, South Devon, Welsh Black and White Park are all types of what?

A
Cattle
B
Sheep
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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7

What is the term for the measure of the brightness of a star as it appears on earth?

A
Eccentricity
B
Absolute magnitude
C
Albedo
D
Apparent magnitude
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