Science Quiz #486

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Science and Nature Quiz for 9 May 2018

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1

Which is a compound of sodium, oxygen and hydrogen?

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2

The stars Betelgeuse, Rigel, Bellatrix, Mintaka, Alnilam, Mintaka, Alnitak, Alnitak and Saiph are found in which constellation?

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3

What equation is considered to be remarkable for its "mathematical beauty", because 3 basic arithmetic operations occur exactly once each (addition, multiplication, and exponentiation), and it links five fundamental mathematical constants: (the numbers 0, 1, π, e, and i)?

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Einstein's equation of mass–energy equivalence

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4

Which of these is an Australian carnivore?

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5

From its discovery in 1930 until 2006, what was considered to be the Solar System's ninth planet?

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6

Which of these signifies that an internal combustion engine is fitted with something other than a carburettor?

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7

What is almost the only food eaten by blue whales?

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