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Science Quiz #478

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 March 2018

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What is the word for the apparent change in frequency of a vibration due to the relative change in position of the observer?

A
Boyle's Law
B
Echo
C
Archimedes's Principle
D
Doppler effect
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2

What branch of mathematics was founded from a paper "On a Characteristic Property of All Real Algebraic Numbers" (1874) by Georg Cantor, who built on the work of Zeno, Bernard Bolzano & Richard Dedekind, which, in turn was followed up by Bertrand Russell, Ernst Zermelo, Abraham Fraenkel & Henri Lebesgue?

A
Calculus
B
Set theory
C
Regression analysis
D
Algebra
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3

The following were influential in developing which subject in China: Liu Hui, Zu Geng, Li Chunfeng, Yang Hui, Shen Kuo, Liu Xin, Zhang Heng, Liu Hui, Zu Chongzhi and Wang Xiaotong?

A
Medicine
B
Mathematics
C
Religion
D
Architecture
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4

What apple-like fruit containing pulp covered seeds with a golden-red rind is formed from (usually scarlet) flowers?

A
Lemon
B
Kiwifruit
C
Pomegranate
D
Breadfruit
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5

What colour is cochineal?

A
Yellow
B
Red
C
Blue
D
Violet
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6

The name of what product, also known as paraffin, a combustible hydrocarbon liquid, was registered as a trademark by Abraham Gesner in 1854?

A
White spirit
B
Methylated spirit
C
Kerosene
D
Turpentine
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7

The Berkshire, Australian Yorkshire, Danish Landrace, Mulefoot, Wessex Saddleback and West French White are breeds of what?

A
Cow
B
Sheep
C
Pig
D
Deer
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