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Science Quiz #550

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 July 2019

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1

What is the name for the displacement at, or height of, each crest of a sound wave?

A
Wavelength
B
Frequency
C
Amplitude
D
Power
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2

What was tuberculosis previously known as?

A
Ague
B
Leprosy
C
Consumption
D
Smallpox
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3

What fraction, having 10 or a multiple thereof as the denominator, is represented by a full stop?

A
Proportional distribution
B
Vulgar fraction
C
Calculus
D
Decimal
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4

In the acronym NTSC, used in the television industry, what does the "C" stand for?

A
Convergence
B
Commission
C
Committee
D
Camera
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5

Canvey Wick in the Thames estuary, Essex, UK, is a nature reserve focussed on what?

A
Red squirrels
B
Meadow flowers
C
Insects
D
Shore birds
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6

Over 99.9% of an atom's mass is concentrated in what part of the atom?

A
Nucleus
B
Periphery
C
Cranium
D
Orbitals
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7

What is the sum of 1 and 1, in base-2, when expressed as a number in base-10?

A
4
B
10
C
2
D
0
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