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Science Quiz #24

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 July 2009

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1

If someone is injured and the blood flow is bright red and coming out in regular spurts, where is it coming from?

A
Spleen
B
Vein
C
Capillary
D
Artery
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2

Honeycomb is made of wax cells in what shape?

A
Square
B
Duodecahedron
C
Hexagon
D
Triangle
Select from the options above.
3

What is the natural habitat of the electric eel?

A
The rivers of Brazil and Guiana
B
The larger rivers in Africa
C
The warmest parts of the Pacific Ocean
D
The Great Lakes of North America
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4

What is the science that deals with the principles and construction of timepieces?

A
Tempology
B
Horology
C
Minutry
D
Chronology
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5

Which bird, that breeds in northern Europe in pine and beech forests, has a chestnut brown back, grey head, dark tail, buff breast and a striped black throat?

A
Fieldfare
B
Swallow
C
Puffin
D
Godwit
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6

Ground-breaking research into American sexual habits was made by which couple?

A
Pierre and Marie Curie
B
William Masters and Virginia Johnson
C
Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox
D
Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain
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7

Which of these cloud types usually is the lowest?

A
Altostratus
B
Cirrocumulus
C
Cirrostratus
D
Stratocumulus
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