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Science Quiz #64

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 April 2010

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1

What is a pistachio?

A
An ablution block
B
A sculptured moustache
C
A nut
D
A snow field
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2

What is the common name for a mixture of calcium silicates and aluminium, prepared by prolonged heating of limestone with clay, which slowly hardens when mixed with water?

A
Cornish pasty
B
Milo
C
Cement
D
Wrought iron
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3

Which is the common name of the perennial herb, crocus sativus, with purple flowers and orange coloured stigmas?

Note: This question was updated in November 2016
A
Saffron
B
Sorghum
C
Thyme
D
Sage
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4

Which of these is an element, the chemical symbol for which is "O"?

A
Oxygen
B
Obsidian
C
Ouzo
D
Octagon
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5

What is the colloquial name for the trefoil plant?

A
Shamrock
B
Gladioli
C
Orchid
D
Cabbage
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6

What is a clavicle?

A
Siege machine used in the middle ages
B
Musical instrument, similar to a piano
C
The shaft that drives the valves in a piston engine
D
Collar bone
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7

Which of these is a cereal food made from the coarse particles of wheat produced during grinding?

A
Coconut
B
Rice
C
Sago
D
Semolina
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