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 Quiz 9 - Science and Nature

1 - Which is the largest species of dolphin? - The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also known as the orca, and less commonly as the blackfish

2 - Which planet of the solar system has its 27 moons named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope? - Uranus

3 - What in meteorology is measured in Oktas? - Cloud cover (oktas is completely clear to 8 oktas completely overcast)

4 - What is the SI unit of temperature? - The Kelvin (not degree Kelvin)

5 - What is Aqua Regia? - It's a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid (in a volumetric ratio of 1:3)

6 - LSD is a synthetic derivative of which type of naturally occurring growth? - Fungus (ergot, a grain fungus that typically grows on rye)

7 - What colour is the sky on the Moon? - Black

8 - On the Mohs scale of hardness, what is the second hardest mineral, after diamond? - Corundum (also known as ruby or sapphire when transparent)

9 - In biology, what is symbiosis? - Living together of unlike organisms

10 - Who flew in Vostok 1? - Yuri Gagarin

11 - What's the name given to lines of equal underwater depth on maps? - Isobath (or more mundanely, depth contours, or simply contour lines)

12 - The X-Men character Wolverine is named after the animal of the same name. What kind of animal is a wolverine? - The wolverine (Gulo gulo) is a member of the weasel family (Mustelidae)

13 - What is the SI unit of frequency (used in measuring audio and radio transmissions among many others)? - Hertz

14 - What is the name of a single dot on a computer monitor screen? - Pixel (picture element)

15 - Where would you commonly find a sand dollar? - On a beach (it's the skeleton of a sea urchin)

16 - Which gas has the chemical formula CO? - Carbon monoxide

17 - What was the Wright Brother's first successful aeroplane called? - Flyer

18 - What is the name of the study of the motion of the earth's crust? - Plate Tectonics

19 - Graphite is composed of which element? - Carbon

20 - What medical condition gets its name from the Greek "half a head"? - Migraine (hemicrania)
 

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