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Science Quiz #553

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 August 2019

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1

What is another word for a "post mortem"?

A
Automaton
B
Autogyro
C
Autopsy
D
Autolycus
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2

Which animal has very low metabolic rates and a quarter of the muscle tissue of animals of similar size, and whose hair grows in a direction opposite to that of its extremities?

A
Alligator
B
Coatimundi
C
Sloth
D
Gorilla
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3

What is a nervous disorder whereby a person suddenly falls asleep?

A
Insomnia
B
Amnesia
C
Somnambulation
D
Narcolepsy
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4

What word best describes a triangle where all sides are different lengths?

A
Oblique
B
Equilateral
C
Scalene
D
Obtuse
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5

What vitamin is niacin?

A
A
B
B1
C
B3
D
B2
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6

What is the name for the measurement and description of navigable waters necessary for safe navigation of vessels?

A
Mal de mer
B
Oceanography
C
Bathygraphy
D
Hydrography
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7

As at May 2019, what officially defines a kilogram?

A
The relationship between displacement of mass, over distance and time
B
A platinum iridium block held by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in France
C
The mass of a litre (cubic dcm) of water under atmospheric pressure and at the melting point of ice
D
Fixed numerical value of Planck's Constant defining a Joule second, together with a metre and second
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