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Science Quiz #486

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 May 2018

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1

Which is a compound of sodium, oxygen and hydrogen?

A
Sodium hydride
B
Table salt
C
Sodium cyanide
D
Caustic soda
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2

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

A
Orion
B
Pisces
C
Cancer
D
Canis Major
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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)?

A
Euler's identity
B
Botle's Law
C
Pythagoras's Theorem
D
Einstein's equation of mass–energy equivalence
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4

Which of these is an Australian carnivore?

A
Caracal
B
Quoll
C
Fossa
D
Coati
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5

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

A
Scrooge
B
Goofy
C
Mickey
D
Pluto
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6

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

A
GTR
B
ABS
C
EFI
D
DOHC
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7

What is almost the only food eaten by blue whales?

A
Squid
B
Sardines
C
Krill
D
Tuna
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