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Tech, science & maths



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Welcome to the 12 Days of Xmas Quizzes. We're going to give you a quiz a day, each related (often loosely related) to a line of the song "12 Days Of Christmas". No prizes though, it's just for fun!

Day 4
On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me,
4 calling birds,
3 French hens,
2 turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.


Ring, ring!
Ring, ring!
Webby: "Hello, B.I.S. H.Q., the webmaster speaking."
Caller: "Hello, I'm ringing to complain about the fourth Christmas quiz."
Webby: "The 'calling birds' one?"
Caller: "That's the one!"
Webby: "And your name is?"
Caller: "I'm one of the calling birds, of course!"
Webby: "Ah, right. One of the calling birds calling."
Caller: "That's right."
Webby: "And what exactly is your complaint?"
Caller: "Well it's the subject, 'technology, science and maths'."
Webby: "An excellent subject it is too, one of my favourites."
Caller: "Yes, it's lovely, but what on earth has that to do with calling birds."
Webby: "Errrrrr, it's sort of a telephone link. See the birds are calling, just like you are, and that's sort of technology isn't it? I just sort of lumped in science and maths to pad it out a bit."
Caller: "And you really expect to get away with that tenuous link?"
Webby: "Of course we do! No-one ever reads this stuff anyway!"
Caller: "Oh, I see. Thanks for your time then. Bye!."
Webby: "Goodbye calling bird, thanks for calling!"


Good luck with the science, technology and maths quiz!



Which company was once known as "Quantum Computer Services Inc."?
Yahoo
Microsoft
AOL
Compaq


Which internet search engine was once known as "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web"?
Ask Jeeves
Yahoo
Google
Altavista


Isihara Plate tests are used to determine what?
Colour blindness
Deafness
Short-sightedness
Sanity


Which chemical element is derived from the Greek word for "male"?
Potassium
Silicon
Carbon
Arsenic


In computing terminology, how many nibbles are there in a byte?
2
4
8
16


Mariner 10 is the only space probe to fly past which planet?
Mercury
Venus
Neptune
Pluto


Lentigines is the medical term for what?
Birthmarks
Fingernails and toenails
Callouses
Freckles


What is the chemical symbol for the element Plutonium?
Pl
Po
Pu
Md


What is the sum of the internal angles of any triangle?
90
180
270
360


In astronomy, what are Pallas, Vesta and Davida?
Moons
Constellations
Asteroids
Man-made satellites




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