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Science Quiz #540

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 May 2019

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1

What is the chemical symbol for Nickel?

A
Ne
B
Na
C
N
D
Ni
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2

What was the name of the last of the six space shuttles that was built?

A
Discovery
B
Endeavour
C
Columbia
D
Challenger
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3

What appeared in the Netherlands in 1608, developed by Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen and Jacob Metius, and improved by Galileo in 1609?

A
Reflecting telescope
B
Refracting telescope
C
Catadioptric telescope
D
Radio telescope
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4

In his influential work "De Magnete", Dr William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth I of England's personal physician towards the end, recorded an experimental approach to scientific discovery in fields including …?

A
Errors in alchemy
B
Use of magnets in medical procedures
C
Growing herbs used in medical treatments
D
Electricity
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5

What infectious disease is characterised by catarrh of the respiratory tract and paroxysms of coughing?

A
Measles
B
Chickenpox
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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6

What is sargassum?

A
An area in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
B
Trash collected at the ocean's surface
C
A genus of floating, unrooted, seaweed
D
Equipment used by a call centre and business process outsourcing service
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7

As what is the Kamoshika, or Serow, classed?

A
Alpine evergreen
B
Sheerleg derrick
C
Unmanned scramjet
D
Goat-Antelope
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