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Science Quiz #548

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 July 2019

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1

Nitroglycerin is made by treating glycerin with nitric acid and … what?

A
Amorphous hydroxide
B
Citric acid
C
Lead
D
Sulphuric acid
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2

What mythical medicine, believed to have mystical healing properties, was made from the horn of the unicorn?

A
Unimed
B
Alicorn
C
Equinox
D
Placebo
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3

The constellation of Gemini includes which two bright stars?

A
Rosencratz and Guildenstern
B
Castor and Pollux
C
Captain and Tenille
D
Scylla and Charybdis
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4

Blood groups are determined by complex chemical systems on or in where?

A
On the surface of a blood cell
B
In bone marrow
C
In blood plasma
D
In blood platelets
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5

Which of these is a genus of sauropod dinosaur, fossils first discovered in 1877 by S. W. Williston, that lived in western North America at the end of the Jurassic Period?

Note: This question was updated in January 2022
A
Apatosaurus
B
Stegosaurus
C
Triceratops
D
Diplodocus
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6

What star is closest to the Earth?

A
Venus
B
The sun
C
Alpha Centauri
D
Betelgeuse
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7

Which of Galileo's achievements brought him into conflict with the church, resulting in his being confined to his house for the last years of his life?

A
He attempted to measure the speed of light
B
He invented the thermometer
C
He said that the Copernican view of the universe was correct
D
He attempted to measure the weight of air
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