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Science Quiz #658

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 August 2021

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1

Which planet comes closest to the earth in its orbit around the sun?

A
Saturn
B
Mercury
C
Mars
D
Venus
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2

Between 1901 and 1909, Karl Landsteiner, Jan Janský and William Moss worked on the classification of what?

A
Moths
B
Roses
C
Dinosaurs
D
Blood groups
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3

Which of these would you expect never to be prescribed for someone suffering from haemophilia?

A
Warfarin
B
Tincture of arnica
C
Aspirin
D
Antihistamine
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4

In mathematics, what is the meaning of a triple bar, an equal sign with another bar above?

A
Modular congruence
B
Congruent or identical
C
All of these, depending on context
D
The same as
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5

How many degrees is the sum of the angles in a triangle?

A
135
B
270
C
180
D
360
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6

What is a "briard"?

A
Ancient breed of dog
B
Moth of the Noctuidae family
C
Birth defect
D
An enriched pastry
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7

What is Sirius B, the smaller body of the Sirius binary star?

A
White dwarf
B
Brown dwarf
C
Main sequence stars
D
T Tauri Star
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