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Science Quiz #481

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 April 2018

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1

What distinguishes a member of the order stomatopoda?

A
A hard exoskeleton covering its legs
B
Its legs are attached to the abdomen instead of the thorax
C
It has gills on its abdominal appendages, and attacking (spear or hammer) appendages to its thorax
D
The abdominal segments have swimmerets (swimming legs)
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2

What word is used in linguistics and science to describe distinct concepts?

A
Paradiddle
B
Paradox
C
Parasol
D
Paradigm
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3

What device emits light (electromagnetic radiation), which is usually spatially coherent, through a process called stimulated emission?

A
Neon tube
B
Laser
C
Incandescent bulb
D
Plasma screen
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4

What chemical is mostly used in match heads?

A
Iron
B
Sulphur
C
Magnesium
D
Phosphorus
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5

Where did Malcolm Campbell set a water speed record of 141.74 m.p.h. in 1939?

A
The Solent
B
Lake Eyre
C
Lake Windemere
D
Coniston Water
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6

What is another name for pain in one or more nerves?

A
Psittacosis
B
Hysteria
C
Neuralgia
D
Toxemia
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7

Which of these birds is flightless?

A
Cockatoo
B
Cassowary
C
Crow
D
Quail
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