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Science Quiz #47

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 December 2009

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What is another name for the second magnitude star "Alpha" in the Little Bear Constellation which is the nearest conspicuous star to the north celestial pole?

A
Dog star
B
Pole star
C
North Star
D
Orion
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2

How long is a year on the planet Mercury?

A
500 days
B
365 days
C
88 days
D
426 days
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3

Which of these has the most legs?

A
Parrot
B
Ant
C
Spider
D
Horse
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4

What is another name for "laughing gas"?

A
Krypton
B
Nitrous oxide
C
Carbon monoxide
D
Hydrogen sulphide
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5

Which of these points of a horse are at the highest point when it is standing up?

A
Hock
B
Gaskin
C
Chestnut
D
Croup
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6

How many sides does a dodecahedron have?

Note: This question was updated in November 2014
A
200
B
20
C
12
D
15
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7

Where did an icthyosaurus live?

A
Sea
B
Air
C
Trees
D
Burrows
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