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Science Quiz #675

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 December 2021

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1

Where would you NOT find Fourier transforms being used directly?

A
Creating a JPEG image
B
Reconstructing a crystal structure from its diffraction pattern
C
Preparing fertilisers
D
Equalising audio recordings
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2

Which plant genus, with species ranging from low deciduous shrubs to evergreen trees up to 18 m (59 ft) tall and native to areas of Eurasia and Africa, flowers prolifically with dense pink spikes?

A
Ceiba (silk floss tree)
B
Tamarindus (tamarind)
C
Buddleia
D
Tamarix (tamarisk or salt cedar)
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3

What name is given to the neuropsychiatric disorder in which a person holds a belief that they are dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs?

A
Zombie Disorder
B
Necropsy
C
Therianthropy
D
The Cotard Delusion
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4

The following people died from what cause: Eva Braun, Wallace Carothers, Odilo Globocnik, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Günther von Kluge, Erwin Rommel, Alan Turing and the residents of Jonestown?

A
Asphyxiation
B
Gunshot wounds
C
Cyanide poisoning
D
Strychnine poisoning
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5

What is the name for a natural satellite that orbits a planet?

A
Moon
B
Townshend
C
Entwhistle
D
Daltry
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6

What is a Russian Blue?

A
Gerbil
B
Parrot
C
Cat
D
Pig
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7

What is the engineering term for the slope of a structure, slightly out of the vertical?

A
Batter
B
Slide
C
Fletch
D
Strom
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