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Science Quiz #129

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 July 2011

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Sheep are aged by their teeth and are referred to by the number of permanent incisors that have erupted. About how old is a "four-tooth"?

A
1.5 to 2 years
B
1 to 1.5 years
C
2 to 4 years
D
2 to 3 years
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2

Which of these is a primate of the Old-world monkey family, closely related to the baboons?

A
Mandalay
B
Mandolin
C
Mandrake
D
Mandrill
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3

About how long does it take for the moon to make one orbit of the Earth?

A
27 days
B
1 day
C
365 days
D
183 days
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4

What device is designed to measure a gravitational field and changes to it?

A
Centrifuge
B
Accelerometer
C
Cyclotron
D
Gravimeter
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5

What is the name of the thick dark green fluid manufactured by the liver?

A
Ouzo
B
Tripe
C
Bile
D
Saliva
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6

Australopithecus sediba, an early hominid, whose only discovered remains date to 1.78 to 1.95 million years ago, is known from two partial skeletons discovered where?

A
France
B
Australia
C
South Africa
D
Arizona, USA
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7

What paraffin-derived clear, transparent liquid developed in 1924 by W. J. Stoddard and Lloyd E. Jackson began to be used by dry cleaners in 1928 and has become a common organic solvent used in painting and decorating?

A
White spirit
B
Turpentine
C
Kerosene
D
Methylated spirit
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