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  •   National Science Bowl Quiz

    The National Science Bowl winners were announced in Washington D.C. in May. Below are some sample questions that the high school teams had to answer in regional contests to make it to the National Science Bowl. Test your knowledge.

    1. What range of frequencies is usually referred to as the UHF Band?

    W. 3 to 30 Megahertz
    X. 30 to 300 Megahertz
    Y. 300 to 3,000 Megahertz
    Z. 30,000 to 300,000 Megahertz

    2. The major form of pollution from a nuclear reactor is:

    3. The unit for reactance is the:

    4. After a time of 1 time constant, the current in an RC circuit will be equal to:

    5. An organism has a diploid chromosome number of 10. A cell, from this organism, in metaphase I of meiosis has:

    6. Meiosis reduces the chromosome number by:

    7. Why is the surface of Venus so hot?

    8. Radar was used to discover that Venus' rotation is:

    9. A type of force that exists in the molecules ICl, HBr, and CHCl3 is:

    10. The existence of intermolecular forces in such species as NH3 and H2O is necessary to explain:

    11. What is the 2's complement of the 4-bit binary number 1010?

    12. What is the hexadecimal difference of 3A minus 2B?:

    13. An example of what type of selection is the death of extremely overweight and underweight babies?

    14. If only the largest or the smallest (not the intermediate phenotype) individuals are favored by natural selection, what type of selection occurs?

    15. Which of the following effects is the same in a resistor for one ampere rms ac as for one ampere dc?

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