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Why were the fossilised remains of an extinct race, discovered in 1856, called "Neanderthal man"?

A
They were named after a cat that frequently visited the dig
B
They were found by Heinrich Neandertàl
C
Carbon dating proved they came from the Neanderthal period
D
They were found in the Neander Valley
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2

On average how long do Mourning Cloaks, some tropical Heliconians, and Monarch Butterflies live once they have reached the adult winged stage?

A
18 months
B
8 to 9 months
C
3 months
D
24 months
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3

What substance was believed by Alchemists to transmute other metals into gold?

A
Order of the Phoenix
B
Goblet of fire
C
Philosopher's stone
D
Deathly hallows
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4

What function must be applied to the numbers 10 and 5 to provide 50 as the result?

A
Division
B
Multiplication
C
Addition
D
Subtraction
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5

Where would you find a eustachian tube?

A
In the stomach
B
In the ear
C
On a stethoscope
D
On an intravenous drip
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6

What is prussic acid, found in bitter almonds and laurel leaves, also known as?

A
Niacic acid
B
Acetic acid
C
Hydrocyanic acid
D
Nitrous acid
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7

What did Chuck Yeager accomplish in a Bell XI in October 1947?

A
Flew faster than sound
B
Made the first commercial helicopter flight
C
Set the first land speed record for a jet propelled car
D
Flew across the continental United States in under 6 hours
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