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Cumulative General Science/Technology Quiz

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Catharsis, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. Catharsis

    Catharsis I'm the slickywickywickest there is

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    Who knows, this might work. Might not. :hmm: This will use similar rules to the History Quiz, and those rules are copied below, along with Knight-Dragon's questionable formatting. :mischief: I've added a bit, too - the bits in bold are new.

    Right, first question. Match the fundamental force to its relevant mediating elementary particle.

    Gravitation
    W and Z bosons​
    Electromagnetic
    photon​
    Strong
    graviton (hypothetical particle, I know)​
    Weak
    gluon​
     
  2. Falcon02

    Falcon02 General

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    Gravitation
    graviton

    Electromagnetic
    photon

    Strong
    W and Z bosons

    Weak
    gluon
     
  3. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    Alright, lemme see how good I manage without Google on this one. ;)

    Gravitation - graviton
    Electromagnetic - photon
    Strong - gluon
    Weak - W and Z bosons
     
  4. Catharsis

    Catharsis I'm the slickywickywickest there is

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    Not quite.

    EDIT: That was to Falcon. Niklas is correct. You're up.
     
  5. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    :woohoo:

    Alright, name the five nucleobases, and specify which of them that doesn't appear in DNA and RNA respectively.
     
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    Thought I might have strong and weak reversed, never really took any quantum physics.
     
  7. Speedo

    Speedo Esse Quam Videri

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    Edit: Answering Niklas' question.

    A G C T U (don't remember the names, dammit)

    T appears in DNA, U in RNA.
     
  8. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    Since I specifically asked for names though... :mischief:
     
  9. Catharsis

    Catharsis I'm the slickywickywickest there is

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    I can name A, C, T and G (I think! Only a vague recollection), but not U.

    But I'm not allowed to answer this question. :coffee:
     
  10. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    For comic relief, for some reason I keep thinking C should be Cyanide. :crazyeye:
     
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    Spelling counts?


    Uracile, Adenine, Cystine, Thyamin, Guanine?

    U is the RNA one

    A-G
    A-T
    A-U
     
  12. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

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    U for Uracil, A for Adenine, C for Cystine, T for Thymine, and G for Guanine

    Uracil is found in RNA, while Thymine (?) is its counterpart in DNA.
     
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    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    Cloooooose but not quite. Abbadon has the right idea, though SS-18 ICBM has corrected his mis-naming of Thymine. However, both give the same incorrect answer for C. It's not just a matter of spelling either.

    Also Abbadon, good work on the pairings, though you've made an error that I think is a simple miswrite. It should be C-G on the first line, which I think you were aware.

    Whoever first posts the correct name for C gets to go!
     
  14. SS-18 ICBM

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    Now I remember. It's Cytosine.
     
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    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    Yup, your go! :goodjob:
     
  16. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

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    Name the steps of cellular respiration.
     
  17. Brighteye

    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    As in, all the steps of the Krebs cycle? Gylcolysis? Or just the electron transport chain?
     
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    All the major steps of cellular respiration, not including the individual steps of each part.
     
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    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    Nope, don't remember all of it.
     
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    Glycolysis, Krebs Cycle, and electron transport chain? or more specific?
     
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