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20 - Calcium has 20 protons within its nucleus, therefore its atomic number is 20.Calcium has what atomic number on the Periodic Table of Elements?

a. 16
b. 20
c. 12
d. 18


Blood   - Doctors that are specialized in hematology are known as hematologists or haematologists.Hematology is an area of medical specialism that focuses on what part of the human body?

a. Blood
b. Eyes
c. Cells
d. Brain


Hydrogen - Cavendish called hydrogen 'inflammable air'.What element did British scientist Henry Cavendish discover in 1766?

a. Carbon
b. Boron
c. Radon
d. Hydrogen


Isaac Newton - Newton's law has since been outdated by Einstein's theory of general relativity.Who is most famous for his theory of the law of gravitation?

a. Stephen Gould
b. Isaac Newton
c. Albert Einstein
d. Alfred Wegener


Violent Storm - The scale was first devised in 1805 by Irish hydrographer Francis Beaufort.Eleven on the Beaufort Wind Force Scale indicates what?

a. Light Breeze
b. Calm
c. Hurricane
d. Violent Storm


Conjunctivitis - Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye.Eyes are affected by which of these diseases?

a. Cystitis
b. Encephalitis
c. Conjunctivitis
d. Dermatitis


Charles Darwin - Published in 1859, Darwin described his theories of evolution in his book 'On the Origin of Species'.English geologist and naturalist, he is best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. Who is he?

a. Albert Einstein
b. James Watson
c. Charles Darwin
d. David Baltimore


1930s - Dale shared the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology with Otto Loewi.In what decade was Sir Henry Dale awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology?

a. 1930s
b. 1950s
c. 1960s
d. 1940s


Marie Curie - Marie discovered two elements, polonium and radium.Name the Polish-born French physicist famous for her work on radioactivity.

a. Marie Curie
b. Lise Meitner
c. Ada Lovelace
d. Rosalind Franklin


Saturn - Encke Gap is better known as the Rings of Saturn.Consisting of countless small particles, the "Encke Gap" is a feature of which planet?

a. Neptune
b. Uranus
c. Saturn
d. Jupiter


Salamander - Mudpuppies take approximately six years to reach sexual maturity.Found in the eastern part of North America, the common mudpuppy is what type of animal?

a. Salamander
b. Toad
c. Crocodile
d. Frog


Orthopedics - Many of the developments in orthopedic surgery have resulted from injuries sustained during wartime.The medical branch that deals with the study of bones is known as what?

a. Periodontics
b. Orthopedics
c. Pediatrics
d. Otology


Leatherback Sea Turtle - The Leatherback Sea Turtle is also known as the leathery turtle or lute turtle. The only remaining species in the genus Dermochelys, which turtle is the largest of all living turtles?

a. Mud Turtle
b. Wood Turtle
c. Leatherback Sea Turtle
d. Reeves Turtle


Decibels - A decibel measures the loudness or volume of sound waves.The energy in a sound wave can be measured using what unit of measurement?

a. Radio Waves
b. Moles
c. Pascals
d. Decibels


Supernova - The earliest recorded supernova was observed and recorded by Chinese astronomers in 185 AD.The explosion of a star that has reached the end of its life is known as?

a. Supernova
b. Black Hole
c. Bolide
d. Solstice




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