Science, nature & technology 7

From the quiz on 17/2/15.

  1. What is the SI unit of pressure? Pascal

  2. Ermine is the white winter coat of which animal? Stoat

  3. In computing, what does BIOS stand for? Basic Input–Output System

  4. Which chemical element do all organic compounds contain? Carbon

  5. What is the closest star to Earth? The Sun

  6. To which island country was the dodo endemic? Mauritius

  7. Which phenomenon in quantum mechanics did Einstein disparagingly refer to as “spooky action at a distance”? (Quantum) entanglement

  8. Which Internet corporation began life in January 1994 as a single website entitled “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”? Yahoo!

  9. Which of the eight major taxonomic ranks comes between family and species? Genus

  10. What name is given to a gland that secretes hormones directly into the blood? Endocrine gland


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