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Science Quiz #3

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 February 2009

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1

The skull can be divided into two parts: the cranium and what other part?

A
The mandible
B
The dirigible
C
The edible
D
The jawbone co-operative
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2

Which of these words best describes the subject of the study of Pomology?

A
Englishmen
B
Apples
C
Fruit
D
Small drums
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3

What word best describes a triangle where all sides are equal?

A
Isosceles
B
Equilateral
C
Scalene
D
Obtuse
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4

What is another name for China clay?

A
Bartle
B
Lanolin
C
Detritus
D
Kaolin
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5

What is the name for two collections of lymphoid tissues, one on either side of the throat, level with the base of the tongue?

A
Nostrils
B
Tonsils
C
Tracheae
D
Thoraces
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6

What was the name for a foul smell believed to carry diseases, since discredited by the discovery of infectious agents?

A
Seepage
B
Majorca
C
Moa Point
D
Miasma
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7

What is the world's only alpine parrot?

Note: This question was updated in May 2015
A
Cockatoo
B
Kea
C
Danish Blue
D
Polly
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