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Science Quiz #65

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 April 2010

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1

What is Neptune's main satellite?

Note: This question was updated in March 2015
A
Phobos
B
Charon
C
Deimos
D
Triton
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2

What is the name given to a bone fracture when the bone bends and splinters rather than breaks in two?

A
Comminuted
B
Compound
C
Simple
D
Greenstick
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3

What is the term for the reddish-brown hydrated oxide formed on iron?

A
Derivation
B
Verdigris
C
Scrumpy
D
Rust
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4

Which of these is a disease affecting poultry?

A
Roup
B
Croup
C
Rope
D
Pour
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5

Which of these is a plant cultivated for its flowers, which are often tinted with purple, maroon, cerise, pink or red, that attaches itself to structures by tendrils?

A
Sweet William
B
Sweet flag
C
Sweet potato
D
Sweet pea
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6

Which of these is an infectious disease caused by a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord?

A
Poliomyelitis
B
Tetanus
C
Pellagra
D
Rabies
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7

With the exception of the last two segments, how many legs does a centipede have on each segment?

A
8
B
4
C
6
D
2
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