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Science Quiz #473

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 February 2018

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1

What shape are the 20 faces of a icosahedron?

A
Squares
B
Triangles
C
Pentagons
D
Hexagons
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2

What was one of the aspects which were unusual about the aircraft known as B-29 Superfortress developed by American scientists at Boeing during World War II?

A
Ventral gun turrets
B
Ability to carry a payload of up to 4,800 lb (2,200 kg) of bombs
C
Pressurised cabin
D
Nose and dorsal gun turrets
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3

What is a name for the tingling sensation known as pins and needles?

A
Raynaud's disease
B
Paresthesia
C
Carpal tunnel syndrome
D
Neuropathy
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4

Laminitis is inflammation in layers of what?

A
The eye
B
Skin round the fingernails
C
Tissue in the hooves of horses or cattle
D
Skin in the gum
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5

Which of these is a method of preserving milk?

A
Micturition
B
Maturation
C
Pasteurisation
D
Homogenisation
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6

What is a clavicle?

A
Siege machine used in the middle ages
B
Musical instrument, similar to a piano
C
The shaft that drives the valves in a piston engine
D
Collar bone
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7

The fifteen elements with atomic numbers 89 to 103, which includes Actinium (Ac), Thorium (Th), Uranium (U), Neptunium (Np), Plutonium (Pu), Americium (Am), Californium (Cf), Einsteinium (Es) and Lawrencium (Lr), are known as what?

A
Actinoid series
B
Noble gases
C
Antibiotics
D
Halogens
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