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Science Quiz #647

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 June 2021

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What is a popular, although not fully accurate, name for carnotite?

A
Brooke-Miller ore
B
Pitchblende
C
Torbern's Toy
D
Yellowcake
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2

What is a form, sett, drey or nide?

A
A kind of artist's brush
B
A building tool
C
A nest
D
An animal track
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3

Sudden aphasia is often a symptom of what?

A
Overwork
B
Loss of blood pressure
C
A stroke, or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
D
Severe inflammation
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4

Where are the Huygens Gap and the Maxwell Gap?

A
Swiss Alps
B
Rocky Mountains
C
Saturn
D
Under the Pacific Ocean
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5

Looking at distances averaged over time, which is the planet closest to the Earth?

A
Mars
B
Mercury
C
Venus
D
Uranus
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6

To measure blood pressure which of these would be used?

A
Sphygmomanometer
B
Pulse oximeter
C
Rongeur
D
Speculum
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7

Which planet is named after the primordial Greek god of the sky?

A
Jupiter
B
Mars
C
Uranus
D
Saturn
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