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2 Senior Science Quiz 2011 Saturday 26 th November 2

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6 Format of Quiz  8 Rounds  6 questions  Most questions are course related  Some general knowledge in science  Tie – breakers!

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9 Rules of the Quiz No electronic devices No calculators No mobiles No communication between teams

10 Adjudicator Ian McCullough

11 Prizes 1 st place: €200 2 nd place: €150 3 rd place: €100 4 th place: €50 5 th place: €50

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13 ISTA 50 th Annual Conference April 20 th – 22 nd 2012 Trinity College 13

14 SILENT mobiles NOW please! 14

15 Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!

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23 1.What do IUPAC stand for? 2.Where is your tarsus? 3.What does BER stand for? 4.Identify the element that sublimes to form a purple vapour on heating. 5.The study of fungi is known as? 6.What is represented by 12 on the Beaufort scale? 23

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31 1.The yellow spot is a feature of which organ? 2.Which neural sub-atomic particle claims to travel faster than light? 3.Name the intramolecular forces in water. 4.Legionnaires’ disease is caused by which type of microbe? Bacterium, Fungus or Virus. 5.Who is the ‘father of modern chemistry’? 6.Identify three precious metals in catalytic convertors? 31

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34 34 Across: 1. non-metallic liquid in the periodic table 3. tree dwelling herbivore that survives on eucalyptus leaves 4. function that describes simple form of a vibration with constant frequency and maximum deflection 5. he won the first Nobel prize in Physics in 1901 for the discovery of X-rays Down: 1. seeking sustainable solutions from nature 2. oology the study of ………………

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42 1.Name the pioneer of the PC revolution who died in 2011? 2.Name the sedative drug was used to cure morning sickness but led to birth defects. 3. Which planet in the Solar System is closest in size to Earth? 4.Identify state of this cell. 5.What is polychloroethene commonly known as? 6.Which animals are ovine? 42

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51 1.Prozac is used to treat which condition? 2.Newton’s cradle operates on which principle? 3.Common name for the neonatal genetic test of newborn infants. 4.Allotropes of carbon. 5.Who was the ‘father of geometry’? 6.How many tetrahedral carbons in benzoic acid? 51

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59 1.What is vaccimulgence? 2.Who was the French chemist & microbiologist created the first vaccine for rabies and anthrax? 3.What does EDTA stand for? 4.What is an exoplanet? 5.What are your lacrimal glands? 6.Identify salt that gives a blue-green flame and a white precipitate with barium chloride which is insoluble in dilute HCl. 59

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67 1.The delivery of computing as a service rather than a product is known as this. 2.Which anti-microbial transition metal is used for‘touch surfaces’ in hospitals especially in the UK? 3.Name the Irish mathematician who discovered quaternions. 4.In terms of inheritance what do chloroplasts and mitochondria have in common? 5.The joule is the unit of which of the following? work, energy or power? 6.Name an acid that is an isomer of ethyl methanoate. 67

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76 1.How many hearts has an earthworm? 2.What was the first synthetic dye? 3.Which gland produces oxytocin? 4.What are strange and charmed two examples of? 5.Aside from the cardiac muscle, which of the body’s muscles can work for the longest time before getting tired? 6.Name the female X-ray crystallographer whose work was used to discover the structure of DNA. 76

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80 What next for Nano? Poster Competition Finalists work displayed in The Science Gallery in Trinity College April 20 th -22 nd Winners announced at ISTA 50 th Annual Conference in Trinity College on April 21 st 80

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83 Míle Buíochas ISTA Dublin Branch Committee Prof John Kelly – Trinity College Charlie Dolan Eli Lily – President of ISTA Yvonne Higgins – National Chairperson of ISTA Paddy Daly & Irene O’Suillivan – Admin & check in Brian Smyth - Scores Maria Sheehan– Technology Rory Geogehegan – Database Randal Henly – Question Adjudicator Ian McCullough – Head Judge All the ISTA teachers who helped out, collecting & correcting! Guest Éilis McGrath from CRANN Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin– Quizmaster YOU GUYS! 83

84 Míle Buíochas! ISTA Dublin Branch Committee 84

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