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Science Quiz #500

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 August 2018

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1

The fact that hot water freezes more quickly than cold water is known as what?

A
The China syndrome
B
The Mpemba effect
C
The Odessa file
D
Antiperistasis
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2

What can be one of the effects on Earth of a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun?

A
A spurt of growth in plant life
B
Temporarily extended brilliant sunlight
C
Widening of the hole in the ozone layer
D
Disruption of navigation, communication and accelerated or erratic distribution of electricity
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3

The Arapawa Island, Berkshire, British Saddleback, Essex, Hampshire, Jersey Red, Leicoma, Minzhu, Oxford Sandy and Black, Spots and Windsnyer are all types of what?

A
Cattle
B
Sheep
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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4

What is the nearest still living relative of the giraffe?

A
Eland
B
Zeabra
C
Okapi
D
Central African rabbit
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5

Which of these is a type of camera lens?

A
Glad eye
B
Fish eye
C
Bug eye
D
Blue eye
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6

The following are the first few examples of what: (220, 284), (1184, 1210), (2620, 2924), (5020, 5564) & (6232, 6368)?

A
Amicable numbers
B
Natural numbers
C
Prime numbers
D
Paired numbers
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7

John Boyd Dunlop was associated with the development of what item?

A
Telephone
B
Cuckoo clock
C
Phonograph
D
Pneumatic tyre
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