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Science Quiz #561

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 October 2019

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1

What is Stephen Hawking's disease?

A
Fibrositis
B
Anaemia
C
Arthritis
D
Motor neuron disease
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2

Which of these is a branch of health care devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg?

A
Podcasting
B
Pediatrics
C
Pedodontics
D
Podiatry
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3

Which of these shapes does not contain a right angle?

A
Rectangle
B
Rhomboid
C
Square
D
A triangle with the sides in the ratio of 3, 4, and 5
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4

The pull of gravity on the earth is how many more times stronger than that on the moon?

A
25
B
12
C
18
D
6
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5

What is the distinguishing characteristic of the Anabantoidei species of fish, known as gourames, one of which is the Siamese fighting fish?

A
They are fiercely aggressive
B
Brilliant colours and long fins
C
They can breathe air
D
They only tolerate oxygen-rich water
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6

The English theoretical physicist Paul Dirac is described as having made fundamental contributions to the early development of what?

A
Theory of superconductivity
B
The discovery of the tau lepton and neutrino
C
Quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics
D
Theories on the expansion of the universe
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7

Which of these is NOT a dangerous gas that forms naturally in a coal mine?

A
White damp
B
Choke damp
C
Black damp
D
Fire damp
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