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Science Quiz #664

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 October 2021

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1

What does recent research suggest as a function of the human appendix?

A
To house and cultivate beneficial gut flora to repopulate the digestive system when needed
B
None, it is a left-over from functions overtaken by evolution
C
To draw, and deal with, infection in the digestive system
D
To function in place of the digestive system when it is diseased
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2

Which Apollo mission was the first to land on the moon?

A
11
B
12
C
10
D
13
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3

Nicotine is named after the tobacco plant Nicotiana tabacum. Who did the plant get its name from?

A
Saint Nicholas
B
Jean Nicot de Villemain
C
Nico (Christa Päffgen)
D
Tsar Nicholas I
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4

Which of these is the oldest known complex scientific calculator, sometimes called the first analogue computer?

A
Scheutz's engine
B
Babbage's difference engine
C
Antikythera mechanism
D
Harvard Mark I
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5

When were the first colour pictures transmitted from the surface of the planet Mars?

A
2021
B
1971
C
1976
D
1997
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6

Oil from oil wells was first used for what?

A
Evaporate brine to produce salt
B
Fuelling railway engines
C
Lubricating weaving machines
D
Lighting
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7

What is the mathematical result of taking a number, squaring it, multiplying by double the first prime number, quartering the result, dividing by the first number, and then taking away the first number?

A
10
B
1
C
The first number
D
0
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