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Science Quiz #128

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 June 2011

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1

The ratio of the input voltage to the output voltage of a transformer is directly proportional to what?

A
The size of the container that it is in
B
The number of turns in the windings of the input and output coils
C
The humidity at the time
D
Altitude
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2

The Plum Judy, Painted Lady, Monarch, Speckled Wood, Mallow Skipper, and Zabulon Skipper are varieties of what?

A
Cow
B
Butterfly
C
Rose
D
Bird
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3

What genus of flowering plants, native to an area from Brazil to Peru to southern Argentina discovered in 1768 by French botanist Philibert Commerçon, is a thorny, woody vine reaching from 1 to 12 metres tall by growing over other plants with hooked thorns tipped with a black, waxy substance?

A
Geranium
B
Hydrangea
C
Bougainvillea
D
Hyacinth
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4

Farthings were in use in England as coinage from the 13th century and ceased to be legal tender on 31 December 1960. How many of them were there in a pound (£1)?

A
960
B
1920
C
240
D
480
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5

Which of these is not a prime number?

A
53
B
63
C
73
D
83
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6

What is the common name of the endangered Techmarscincus jigurru, usually found above 1400 m on the slopes of Queensland's highest mountains, which was discovered in 1981?

A
The McKee Sœur butterfly
B
The Atalie Colman salamander
C
The Bartle Frere skink
D
The Sheana Marjoram
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7

Which fruit is used to make cider?

A
Pineapples
B
Bananas
C
Avocados
D
Apples
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