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Science Quiz #497

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 July 2018

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1

What was the mission of "Earthview 01: The Founders Flight" which was launched on 21 April 1997?

A
The first space burial
B
Reach the moon
C
Orbit the earth like a moon
D
Carry animals for a space walk
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2

Which line divides a circle into equal halves?

A
Radius
B
Diameter
C
Secant
D
Tangent
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3

In 1858, why did Paul Broca name 5 skeletons "Cromagnon Man"?

A
They were very large
B
They were large and colourful
C
He named them after his father
D
They were found in the Cromagnon grotto
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4

What passes between the sun and Earth to make a solar eclipse?

A
Moon
B
Venus
C
Aeroplane
D
Mars
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5

Solanine is a poison found in which of these?

A
Peas
B
Carrots
C
Broccoli
D
Potatoes
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6

Farthings were in use in England as coinage from the 13th century and ceased to be legal tender on 31 December 1960. How many of them were there in a pound (£1)?

A
960
B
1920
C
240
D
480
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7

If a chemical process is anaerobic it means it is happening under what conditions?

A
Without, or having severely restricted, free oxygen
B
Oxygen-rich
C
Intensely
D
In steam
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