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Science Quiz #89

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 September 2010

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1

What is the name for the order of insects with 2 membranous, usually transparent, wings such as mosquitoes, house flies and gnats?

A
Hymenoptera
B
Trichoptera
C
Lepidoptera
D
Diptera
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2

A hectare is roughly the size of which of these?

A
Twice the floor space of the White House
B
Twice the size of a cricket ground
C
20 singles tennis courts
D
A quarter of the floor space of Buckingham Palace
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3

Passiflora edulis, a vine native to South America, is also called passionfruit, maracujá or maracuyá in South America, liliko╩╗i in Hawaii and by what name in South Africa?

A
Granadilla
B
Kumquat
C
Avocado
D
Protea
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4

What is the name for the animals found in a region?

A
Reptiles
B
Flora
C
Fauna
D
Vagaries
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5

When was the revolver, a hand gun with a rifled barrel and a revolving cartridge cylinder, invented?

A
1750
B
1835
C
1680
D
1910
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6

In finance markets, what does FTSE stand for?

A
Financial Times Stock Exchange
B
Future Trading Stock Exchange
C
Fast Trading Stock Exchange
D
Financial Trading Stock Exchange
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7

What instrument is used to measure the specific gravity (or relative density) of liquids such as beer and wine?

A
Hypsometer
B
Hydrometer
C
Hygrometer
D
Macrometer
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