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Science Trivia Quiz

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A hermathena is a composite rendering of the Greek gods Hermes and Athena, as in our illustration below. Athena represents learning and wisdom, while Hermes represents eloquence and oratory. Science, you could say, and communication.

Science quiz frontispiece: L'Ermatena, engraving by Michele Arditi (1746-1838)

L’Ermatena, engraving by Michele Arditi (1746-1838)
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This quiz communicates ten elementary science facts in question and answer form. Don’t worry if you miss a few, just do what the scientists do: see where you went wrong, and make a note for the future.

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