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Science Quiz #115

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 March 2011

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1

What is "chalcedony"?

A
A naturally magnetised mineral
B
Bankruptcy court
C
A flowering herb
D
A form of silica, composed of quartz and moganite
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2

How many months are there in a decade?

A
120
B
60
C
1200
D
12
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3

Where is the tendon known as the hamstring?

A
In the foot
B
In the shoulder
C
Behind the tongue
D
Behind the knee
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4

What phenomenon was discovered by Frenchman Joseph Fourier in 1824, reliably experimented on by Irishman John Tyndall in 1858, and first reported quantitatively by Swede Svante Arrhenius in 1896?

A
Gravity
B
The greenhouse effect
C
Photosynthesis
D
Planetary orbits are affected by other planets
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5

Roughly how many days does it take the moon to orbit the earth?

A
27
B
365
C
14
D
45
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6

What is another name for the Southern Boobook owl, also called the Mopoke or Ruru?

A
Kookaburra
B
Morepork
C
Pterodactyl
D
Bald eagle
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7

What is obtained from a sturgeon?

A
Ink
B
Caviar
C
Whalebone
D
Tomato sauce
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