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Science Quiz #535

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 April 2019

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1

Which of these is a word for loss of memory as a result of, for example, concussion or psychological disorder?

A
Muscular dystrophy
B
Vertigo
C
Agoraphobia
D
Amnesia
Select from the options above.
2

The ozone molecule is made up of three atoms of which gas?

A
Xenon
B
Hydrogen
C
Neon
D
Oxygen
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3

What is the name given to the silent electrical discharge between the atmosphere and, for example, trees, ships' masts, steeples and flagpoles?

A
Aurora
B
Lightning
C
Tornado
D
St Elmo's Fire
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4

Which planet has a year of 687 days, a day of 24 hours 37 minutes, a diameter twice that of the moon and a mass one tenth of the earth?

A
Uranus
B
Venus
C
Saturn
D
Mars
Select from the options above.
5

What does an anemometer measure?

A
The strength of an opposing army
B
Sea creatures tentacles
C
Petal sizes of certain perennial flowers
D
Wind velocity
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6

Which of these is not a real element on the periodic table?

A
Chromium
B
Californium
C
Curium
D
Comparison
Select from the options above.
7

What name is given to an obstruction of an artery by a substance carried by the blood?

A
Pericardium
B
Embolism
C
Endocardium
D
Aneurism
Select from the options above.
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