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Science Quiz #568

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 December 2019

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1

What do ethnologists call people occupying most of North Africa, after one of Noah's sons who is, according to legend, their ancestor?

A
Semites
B
Hamites
C
Sethamines
D
Hamburgers
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2

What is the name for radiations of a wavelength shorter than, and immediately next to, the visible spectrum?

A
X Rays
B
Infra red
C
Gamma
D
Ultra violet
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3

Piles is a familiar word for what medical condition?

A
Haemorrhoids
B
Haemoptysis
C
Haemophilia
D
Haemorrhage
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4

What tree and its fruit is also known as the butter pear and alligator pear?

A
Banana
B
Chinese Gooseberry (or Kiwi)
C
Peach
D
Avocado
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5

What is the name for a net of fine lines or fibres in the eyepiece of a sighting device, such as a telescope, a telescopic sight, a microscope, or the screen of an oscilloscope?

A
Reticle
B
Intersection
C
Cantona
D
Breeze
Select from the options above.
6

In geometry, there is a name for convex polyhedrons that are regular, of which there are 5 types. Generically, what kind of solid are they called?

A
Hippocratic
B
Socratic
C
Platonic
D
Homeric
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7

Which of these is an article that is made for use in a chemistry laboratory?

A
Muppette
B
Cigarette
C
Serviette
D
Pipette
Select from the options above.
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