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Science Quiz #597

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 June 2020

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1

What chemical element takes its name from the Roman name for Paris?

A
Senium
B
Calcium
C
Gallium
D
Lutetium
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2

Where in the human body is the sagittal suture?

A
Front to back along the top of the skull
B
From side to side on the top of the skull
C
Down the pubic bone
D
Down the nose
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3

As a first step to manufacturing steel, iron is extracted from ore by removing oxygen and combining it with what element?

A
Carbon
B
Freon
C
Teflon
D
Neon
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4

What is an example of a non-Newtonian fluid?

A
Toothpaste
B
Honey
C
All of these
D
Blood
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5

If a line is orthogonal to another, what is it?

A
At a right angle to it
B
Diagonal
C
Parallel
D
Crossing it, at an undefined angle
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6

What is unusual in the bird world about the mating dance of some species of manakin birds?

A
They spread their wings and bodies flat to the ground while circling and jumping
B
They create and perform in elaborate radially ridged crop circles
C
They coax the female to join in a spiral and circling dance
D
The male performs with a troupe of subordinate males
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7

Which constellation, that lies between Cancer and Virgo, contains the stars called Regulus, Denebola, Wolf 359, Gliese 436, Zosma, Adhafera, and Algieba?

A
Capricorn
B
Ursa Major
C
Leo
D
Gemini
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