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Science Quiz #534

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 April 2019

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1

Which of these is an instrument used to measure horizontal and vertical angles?

A
Troglodyte
B
Theodolite
C
Armalite
D
Stalactite
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2

Which metal is liquid at room temperature?

A
Tin
B
Mercury
C
Lead
D
Aluminium
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3

Herpetophobia is a fear of what?

A
Snakes
B
Junkyards
C
Dogs
D
Elephants
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4

How many pairs of ribs are there in the human body?

A
24
B
12
C
6
D
8
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5

How many metatarsal bones are in each human foot?

A
15
B
10
C
5
D
20
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6

Given that the speed of sound is 1120 feet per second, if a person makes a sound that bounces off an object 112 feet away, how long will it take for that echo to be heard?

A
11.2 seconds
B
0.1 seconds
C
2 seconds
D
0.2 seconds
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7

What is the name for the change of direction when a ray of light passes from one medium (e.g. water) to another (e.g. air)?

A
Reflation
B
Reflection
C
Refraction
D
Referendum
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