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The Common Bond of Mercury

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The Common Bond of Mercury game quiz
"All thing mercury, not just a science quiz."

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1. What U.S. coin featured the Roman god, Mercury on its face?
    Gold Quarter
    Dime
    Half Dollar
    Silver Dollar


2. Who was the driving force for the British rock group called Queen?
    George Mercury
    Freddie Mercury
    Jimmy Mercury
    Eddie Mercury


3. The element mercury has the atomic sign "Hg". What does the Hg stand for?
    Hearty Goo
    Heavy Gum
    Hydrargyrum
    Hydrogroundium


4. According to astronomer U. J. J. Le Verrier, Mercury was not the first planet in our solar system. What name did he give to the hypothetical planet that orbited closer to the sun than Mercury?
    Spock
    Valkyrie
    Vesta
    Vulcan


5. Why are mercury switches used in industry?
    Easy clean-up
    They are color coded
    They will not corrode
    They are cheaper to use


6. Mercury was the Roman name for what Greek God?
    Argus
    Hermes
    Perseus
    Odysseus


7. Ford made the Maverick, Mercury made the same car but called it by a different name. What did they call their version?
    Metro
    Basset
    Comet
    Fireball


8. This 1998 film starred Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. What is the film's name?
    Mercury Rising
    October's Mercury
    Throw Mercury from the Train
    12 Mercuries


9. What mercury mixture was used in percussion caps for muzzleloaders and early rim and centerfire cartridges to set off the main charge?
    Mercury soda
    Mercury fulminate
    Mercury vapors
    Mercury hydroxide


10. The planet Mercury can be seen in phases (like our moon) when viewed from Earth.
    True
    False


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Compiled Nov 21 12