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Science Quiz #120

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 May 2011

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1

About how often does our solar system orbit around the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way?

A
5 million years
B
1 year
C
2 million years
D
250 million years
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2

Which part of the body would be treated if the patient was suffering from bunions?

A
Back
B
Eyes
C
Feet
D
Throat
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3

A courgette is a small variety of what?

A
Bouquet
B
Carrot
C
Horse
D
Marrow
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4

What scale measures the hotness or piquancy of a chili pepper, as defined by the amount of capsaicin it contains?

A
Torino Scale
B
Scoville scale
C
Richter scale
D
Beaufort scale
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5

Which of these is the largest genus in the wood-sorrel family which occurs throughout most of the world, except for the polar areas?

A
Oxymoron
B
Oxalis
C
Oxtail
D
Oxygenesis
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6

What name is given to a young seal?

A
Calf
B
Cub
C
Kid
D
Pup
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7

Which part of the body would be treated if the patient was suffering from laryngitis?

A
Feet
B
Eyes
C
Back
D
Throat
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