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Science Quiz #12

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 April 2009

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1

What is another word for a "post mortem"?

A
Automaton
B
Autogyro
C
Autopsy
D
Autolycus
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2

Nitroglycerin is made by treating glycerin with nitric acid and … what?

A
Amorphous hydroxide
B
Citric acid
C
Lead
D
Sulphuric acid
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3

What name is given to the "house" constructed by beavers?

A
Lodge
B
Mansion
C
Castle
D
Cottage
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4

What mythical medicine, believed to have mystical healing properties, was made from the horn of the unicorn?

A
Unimed
B
Alicorn
C
Equinox
D
Placebo
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5

Which country was the largest producer of kiwifruit (also known as Chinese Gooseberry or kiwi) in 2012?

Note: This question was updated in September 2015
A
New Zealand
B
Chile
C
China
D
Italy
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6

What is a food consisting of sweetened milk thickened with rennet into a curd, sometimes flavoured with brandy?

A
Junket
B
Whey
C
Bubble and squeak
D
Blancmange
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7

What is the next in the series: Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurassic … ?

A
Neogene
B
Paleogene
C
Cretaceous
D
Quaternary
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