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Science Quiz #468

Science and Nature Quiz for 3 January 2018

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1

Which of these is not a noble gas?

A
Neon
B
Radon
C
Oxygen
D
Argon
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2

What are the components of laughing gas?

A
Nitrogen, oxygen and helium
B
Nitrogen and oxygen
C
Hydrogen and oxygen
D
Nitrogen and hydrogen
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3

What characterises "Los Angeles smog"?

A
Hydrocarbons and smoke
B
Water and hydrocarbons
C
Water, hydrocarbons and soot particles
D
Nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and ozone
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4

Which of these is a type of bird?

A
Coddling
B
Kipling
C
Fiddling
D
Starling
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5

111,111,111 squared gives what result?

A
12,345,678,987,654,321
B
222,222,222
C
123,454,321
D
78,987
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6

What instrument is installed in an electrical circuit to vary the resistance?

A
Alternator
B
Transformer
C
Rectifier
D
Rheostat
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7

A tower in Boughton, Chester, UK, was built to manufacture what, following a process pioneered by William Watts in the 1780s?

A
Lead shot
B
Silk thread
C
Electricity
D
Spinning jennies
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