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Science Quiz #45

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 November 2009

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1

To an imaginary observer above the North Pole, which way would the earth appear to rotate?

A
Clockwise
B
Anti-clockwise
C
Away
D
Towards
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2

What is "Hyperidosis"?

Note: This question was updated in January 2015
A
Hiccups
B
Shortness of breath
C
Excessive blood / alcohol level
D
Excessive sweat secretion
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3

Where does kapok, use for stuffing mattresses and cushions, come from?

A
Trees
B
Birds (It is down, from particular birds )
C
It is mined, only in South America
D
Certain sea creatures
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4

What is the median of 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 25?

A
8
B
6
C
25
D
1
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5

What is the world's largest rodent?

A
Rabbit
B
Beaver
C
Capybara
D
Dingo
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6

In humans, the adult skull is normally made up of 22 bones, which are joined together by sutures, rigid articulations permitting very little movement, except for which one?

A
Jawbone
B
Tailbone
C
Funny bone
D
Thigh bone
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7

What is a simple container for stirring, mixing and heating liquids commonly used in many laboratories, generally cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom and a lip for pouring?

A
Gonzo
B
Beaker
C
Kermit
D
Fozzie
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