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Science Quiz #569

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 December 2019

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1

To an imaginary observer above the North Pole, which way would the earth appear to rotate?

A
Clockwise
B
Anti-clockwise
C
Away
D
Towards
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2

Approximately how far is the moon from Earth?

A
1.1 million miles
B
550,000 miles
C
240,000 miles
D
760,000 miles
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3

What is the name of the line separating the numerator and denominator of a fraction if it is written as a diagonal line?

A
Solidus
B
Vinculum
C
Stave
D
Secant
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4

What miners' oil lamp, invented in 1815, had a wire cylinder to enclose the flame, preventing the explosion of coal-gas?

A
Night Light
B
Davy Lamp
C
Black Light
D
Canary Lamp
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5

What is the name for a nutritional disease caused by a lack of vitamin c?

A
Scabies
B
Scurvy
C
Piles
D
Shingles
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6

What is the inherited condition that causes the body to retain copper, which can lead to brain and liver damage?

A
Cuprophobia
B
Parkinson's disease
C
Downs syndrome
D
Wilson's disease
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7

What is the median of 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 25?

A
8
B
6
C
25
D
1
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