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Science Quiz #117

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 April 2011

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1

Mallard, Mandarin, Red-crested Pochard, Teal, Muscovy and Eider are all types of what?

A
Cat
B
Duck
C
Dog
D
Horse
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2

"The sum of the squares of the lengths of the four sides of a parallelogram equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the two diagonals" is known as what?

A
Parallelogram law
B
Euclid's theorem
C
Theorem of Pythagoras
D
Shen Kuo's Law
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3

What chemical is mostly used in match heads?

A
Iron
B
Sulphur
C
Magnesium
D
Phosphorus
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4

What is the principal diet of the osprey?

A
Small rodents
B
Fruit
C
Insects
D
Fish
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5

The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from the fruit: nutmeg and which other?

A
Rosemary
B
Thyme
C
Mace
D
Sage
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6

The plant soleirolia soleirolii of the nettle family has a number of common names, including baby's tears, angel's tears, mind-your-own-business, peace-in-the-home, pollyanna vine, the Corsican curse, Irish moss and which other?

A
Dingle Dell
B
Mother of thousands
C
Victoria's secret
D
Amberley grange
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7

Which of these describes tuberculosis?

A
The result of trauma or infection of a joint, or age
B
An infectious disease caused by a micro-organism
C
A neurological disorder that affects the cells that control voluntary muscle activity
D
Bone fracture caused by lateral impact
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