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Science Quiz #519

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 December 2018

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1

If an oblong field is 5 metres by 12 metres, what is the distance of the diagonal?

A
.5 kilometre
B
13 metres
C
17 metres
D
1 centimetre
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2

What is one of the characteristics of the epipelagic zone of an ocean?

A
Collected rubbish
B
Extreme cold
C
Photosynthesis
D
Geothermal vents
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3

In mathematical terms what is another name for "exponent"?

A
Logarithm
B
Proponent
C
Philosopher
D
Index
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4

An ombrophobe or ombrophobous plant cannot withstand much what?

A
Insect infestation
B
Sunlight
C
Fertiliser
D
Rain
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5

What is the current established official length of one metre?

A
The length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during 1/299 792 458 of a second
B
The length of a pendulum having a half-period of one second
C
One ten-millionth of the length of the earth's meridian along a quadrant through Paris
D
1,650,763.73 wavelengths of the orange-red emission line in the spectrum of krypton-86 in a vacuum
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6

The only two bones in the human body which are not articulated with or directly attached to any other bone, are the patella (kneecap) and what other?

A
Humerus
B
Scapula
C
Anvil
D
Hyoid
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7

What are the joints in the fingers called?

A
Knuckles
B
Knees
C
Elbows
D
Ankles
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