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Science Quiz #63

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 March 2010

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1

Which of these is not one of the four phases of the moon?

A
Last quarter
B
First quarter
C
Complete moon
D
New moon
Select from the options above.
2

Porcupine grass is also known as what?

A
Alfalfa
B
Sorghum
C
Saffron
D
Zebra grass
Select from the options above.
3

What name was given to the original owner of the skull found in Sussex in 1911 that was believed at the time to be from one of the oldest human race in Europe?

A
Nanjing Man
B
Neanderthal Man
C
Piltdown Man
D
Peking Man
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these diseases can appear 40 to 50 days after the bite of an affected dog, fox or wolf?

A
Poliomyelitis
B
Tetanus
C
Athlete's Foot
D
Rabies
Select from the options above.
5

What is the name for the infection of living tissues such as skin, lung or bowel by bacteria?

A
Tetanus
B
Sepsis
C
Plague
D
Leprosy
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is a farinaceous food prepared from the starchy pith of palms originating in South East Asia?

A
Rice
B
Sago
C
Sugar
D
Flour
Select from the options above.
7

How many seconds are there in an hour?

A
10,000
B
168
C
3,600
D
60
Select from the options above.
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