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Science Quiz #141

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 September 2011

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1

What is the chemical symbol for Nickel?

A
Ne
B
Na
C
N
D
Ni
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2

What is Stephen Hawking's disease?

Note: This question was updated in July 2019
A
Fibrositis
B
Anaemia
C
Arthritis
D
Motor neuron disease
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3

An ombrophobe or ombrophobous plant cannot withstand much what?

A
Insect infestation
B
Sunlight
C
Fertiliser
D
Rain
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4

What animal makes its home in a "drey"?

A
Meerkat
B
Brown bear
C
Bat
D
Squirrel
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5

Ceramic items are made from what material?

Note: This question was updated in September 2020
A
Flax
B
Wood
C
Metal
D
Clay
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6

In January 2006, what space probe was sent to investigate Pluto?

A
Uncle Mickey
B
Discovery
C
New Horizon
D
Charon
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7

Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space in what year?

A
1959
B
1955
C
1967
D
1961
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