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Science Quiz #76

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 June 2010

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Which of these is a lizard with a telescopic tongue, viscid lips, eyeballs that move independently, opposible toes and a prehensile tail?

A
Salamander
B
Chameleon
C
Dobermann
D
Komodo Dragon
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2

What name is given to the silvery aureole enveloping the sun's chromosphere?

A
Cresta
B
Corolla
C
Camry
D
Corona
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3

The planet Mercury was photographed in 1974 and 1975 by which spacecraft?

A
Voyager 2
B
Magellan
C
Mariner 10
D
Viking 2
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4

What is an open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side, resembling the path of a projectile under the action of gravity?

A
Parabola
B
Hyperbola
C
Oval
D
Ovoid
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5

Which of these is a parrot that inhabits Australia and the Malay archipelago?

A
Kokako
B
Cockatoo
C
Swedish Blue
D
Tasmanian Devil
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6

In botany, what is the word for the scar left on a tree or plant after a leaf falls?

A
Cicely
B
Cicada
C
Cibber
D
Cicatrix
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7

What instrument was used to measure accurately, small differences in vertical heights?

A
Catheter
B
Cathetometer
C
Cathedral
D
Cathode
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