Science Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers November 2012, November 12-November 18

Science Current Affairs Quizzes will tell you about the robber crabs, Tongariro Volcano that exploded recently and the facts hidden behind a volcanic eruption

Created On: Dec 3, 2012 14:42 IST
Modified On: Dec 3, 2012 16:29 IST

Science Current Affairs Quizzes will tell you about the robber crabs, Tongariro Volcano that exploded recently and the facts hidden behind a volcanic eruption. By solving the set of five quizzes, you can test your knowledge about the happenings of the science world and get yourself prepared for the upcoming competitive examinations of various levels.

1. Scientists tracked 55 large robber crabs on the Christmas Island in South of Indonesia in the third week of November, 2012. It was found that the land crabs having the leg span of around 3.3 feet or 1 metre usually stay in the small home range. Which technology was used to track these crabs?

a) Infrared Technology
b) GPS Technology
c) Google Maps Technology
d) None of these

Answer. (b) GPS Technology

2. Major changes on the earth’s surface by checking the increase or decrease in gravity level are detected by which organisation/organisations?

a) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
b) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
c) Both of these
d) None of these

Answer. (b) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)

3. Which of these is not a greenhouse gas?
a) Carbon Dioxide
b) Methane
c) Hydrogen
d) Nitrous Oxide

Answer. (c) Hydrogen

4. The Tongariro Volcano in Mount Tongariro at Tongariro National Park, New Zealand erupted on 21 November 2012. This was which kind of a volcano?

a) Shield Volcano
b) Cinder Cones
c) Compound Volcano
d) Composite Volcano

Answer. (c) Compound Volcano

5. The Mantle comprises of thick molten rock. What is this thick molten rock called?

a) Crust
b) Lava
c) Core
d) Magma

Answer. (d) Magma

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