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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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A to Z Questionnaire - I

**1. A : The largest sea bird.2. B : The country Myanmar was formerly known by this name.3. C : Grand Canyon is a gorge on this river.4. D : An isotope of Hydrogen.5. E : A protozoan causing Amoebiasis. 6. F : A unit of length equal to a quadrillionth of a meter, named after a famous Italian scientist and a pioneer in Nuclear fission, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.7. G : Study of old age and ageing.8. H : Code of ___________________ : named after a Babylonian ruler, it is one of the earliest known examples of human laws being defined and written in an ordinary way.9. I : A large lizard found in America and Galapagos.10. J : The International System unit of energy.11. K : The currency of Norway.12. L : The metal with the lowest density.13. M : The father of Genetics.14. N : An inert gas.15. O : Inventor of Atom bomb.16. P : Name of the mighty winged horse of Greek myth.17. Q : One of the basic constituents of matter.18. R : A logarithmic scale used to express the total amount of energy released by an earthquake. 19. S : He was known as the Bard of Avon.20. T : 23 ½ degrees North Latitude is ____________________________________.21. U : Membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta. 22. V : The highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, Angel falls, is in this country.23. W : In the Northern Hemisphere, this falls on December 22. 24. X : Abnormal fear of strangers.25. Y : The longest river in Asia.26. Z : The element with the symbol Zr. **

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Albatross

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Hm... let qme think

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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B for Burma

D for Deuterium

N for Nitrogen

R for Richter

T for Tropic of Cancer

V for Venezuela

Y for Yangtze

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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justlookingforthemoment, only Nitrogen isn't correct.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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I meant... neon.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I can't resist these!

Quark (it rhymes with quart)

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Yay! Another quiz!

F : Femtometer

I : Iguana

J : Joule

L : Lithium?

P : Pegasus

S : Shakespeare?

W : Winter solstice

X : Xenophobia

Z : Zirconium

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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All correct, other than F : Femtometer. Femto is 10^-15, but the question said that the unit was named after an Italian scientist. The answer is 'Fermi'.

OUTSTANDING

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Colorado

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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M: Mendel, Gregor

U : Uterus

Left are:

E, G, H, K, O

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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I think U might be umbilical... something. Cord or tube or something to that effect.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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U are right (U is right?) - Umbilical Cord

Gerontology

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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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E: Entamoeba histolytica

H: Code of Hammurabi

K: Krone (is here in denmark :])

O: Oppenheimer

```
A: Albatross
B: Burma
C: Colorado
D: Deuterium
E: Entamoeba Histolytica
F: Fermi
G: Gerontology
H: Hammurabi
I: Iguana
J: Joule
K: Krone
L: Lithium
M: Mendel, Gregor
N: Neon
O: Oppenheimer
P: Pegasus
Q: Quark
R: Richter
S: Shakespeare
T: Tropic of Cancer
U: Umbilical Cord
V: Venezuela
W: Winter Solstice
X: Xenophobia
Y: Yangtze
Z : Zirconium
```

these are the answers up until now.. Are they correct?

*Last edited by Patrick (2006-02-28 10:57:47)*

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Well done, MathsIsFun, mathsyperson, Ricky and Patrick. All are right, T thought the answer to O was Otto Hann. However, Oppenheimer seems the right answer. Thank God, both names start with O! Excellent team effort!

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