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Science Quiz #106

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 January 2011

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1

What shape are the 20 faces of a icosahedron?

A
Squares
B
Triangles
C
Pentagons
D
Hexagons
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2

What chemical compound of 1 carbon and 4 hydrogen atoms is the simplest alkane, and the principal component of natural gas?

A
Carbon monoxide
B
Acetylene
C
Methane
D
Nitrogen
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3

Which of these is another name for the Opuntia, which is also known as the Paddle Cactus?

A
Orange
B
Kiwifruit
C
Peach
D
Prickly pear
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4

What is a Quagga?

A
A group of political lobbyists
B
A type of zebra, now extinct
C
A semi-independent government organisation
D
An energetic and distant galaxy with an active galactic nucleus
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5

Alveoli are found in which part of the body?

A
Kidneys
B
Liver
C
Heart
D
Lungs
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6

Which of these is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills, speech, and other functions, and is characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement and, in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement?

A
Schizophreniform disorder
B
Alzheimer's disease
C
Asperger syndrome
D
Parkinson's disease
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these planets is the smallest?

A
Mercury
B
Earth
C
Saturn
D
Jupiter
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