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Science Quiz #656

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 August 2021

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The present standard model of cosmology indicates that what, not detectable directly but deduced by its effects, constitutes at least 84.5% of the total mass of the universe?

A
Bosons
B
White light
C
Black holes
D
Dark energy and dark matter
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2

What kind of engineering or computing system would be called "stovepipe"?

A
One that operates as a standalone, which has the potential to share resources but does not
B
A many-level narrowly integrated system
C
A system to divert attack from the main operations
D
Stand-in
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3

Where do tepals occur?

A
In some plant leaves
B
In frogs
C
As part of a fungus root system
D
In ancient flowering plants
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4

A clown fish creates a home for itself inside what?

A
Shell
B
Rock cave
C
Whale's mouth
D
Anemone
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5

What does the "R" stand for in the acronym ARPANET?

A
Root
B
Radio
C
Revolving
D
Research
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6

Where is the Sea of Smyth?

A
In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents
B
Off the West coast of England
C
In Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan
D
On the Moon
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7

What is technetium?

A
The first element to be synthesised rather than being discovered in nature
B
A theoretical element, not so far synthesised
C
An isotope of rhenium
D
A compound of rhenium and boron
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