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Science Quiz #472

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 January 2018

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1

What compound is also known as vitamin B9 or folacin?

A
Ascorbic acid
B
Oxalic acid
C
Folic acid
D
Formic acid
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2

What was the first mission that returned lunar samples from the Moon to Earth?

A
Sputnik I
B
Apollo 13
C
Luna 16
D
Apollo 11
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3

What is a common name for flying insects known for their extremely short life spans - one day in the adult winged stage - and emergence in large numbers in the summer months?

A
Dragonflies
B
Damselfly
C
Midge
D
Mayfly
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4

Which is the longest of these wild cats, measured from head to base of tail?

A
Ocelot (native to Central and South America)
B
Caracal (native to Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and India)
C
Serval (native to Africa)
D
Bobcat (native to North America)
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5

Which of these is food for a dragonfly?

A
Other insects
B
Giraffes
C
Apples
D
Dragons
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6

In 1679 the French physicist, priest and plant physiologist Edme Mariotte independently discovered a law just previously published by an Anglo-Irish scientist; it is known in English speaking science primarily as what?

A
Hooke's Law
B
Boyle's Law
C
Halley's Theory
D
Newton's Second Law
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7

What is an eye defect due to the abnormal formation of the cornea or lens resulting in an inability to see horizontal and vertical objects clearly, simultaneously?

A
Conjunctivitis
B
Astigmatism
C
Myopia
D
Bursitis
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