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Science Quiz #524

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 January 2019

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1

"Two to the power of five" means what?

A
2 multiplied by 5
B
2 multiplied by itself 4 times
C
All the numbers between 2 and 5 inclusive
D
2 divided by 5
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2

What word describes the surface of the palms on the human body?

A
Lumbar
B
Sonar
C
Ventura
D
Volar
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3

Minamata disease, a neurological syndrome with symptoms including ataxia, numbness, general weakness, narrowing of vision and damage to hearing and speech, and even insanity, paralysis, coma and death within weeks, is caused by severe poisoning by what?

A
Mercury
B
Lead
C
Uranium
D
Aluminium
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4

What scale measures the hotness or piquancy of a chili pepper, as defined by the amount of capsaicin it contains?

A
Torino Scale
B
Scoville scale
C
Richter scale
D
Beaufort scale
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5

Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, was launched when?

A
1948
B
1958
C
1968
D
1978
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6

Abdus Salam, Sheldon Lee Glashow and Steven Weinberg were awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to what?

A
The theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles
B
The discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons
C
The discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation
D
The development of laser spectroscopy
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7

What chemical change happens to a catalyst in a chemical reaction?

A
Nothing
B
It acquires an -OH particle
C
The same change as in the chemical reaction it is catalysing
D
A small part of it evaporates
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