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Science Quiz #147

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 November 2011

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1

What is the name for a pheasant's nest?

A
Phantom
B
Nide
C
Quaillery
D
Point
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2

The Alderney, Blaarkop, East Anatolian Red, Guernsey, Icelandic and Swedish Friesian are all types of what?

A
Sheep
B
Cattle
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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3

June Middleton, of Melbourne, Australia, who died aged 83 in 2009, was in the Guinness Book of Records for spending the most time in what?

A
A refrigerator
B
An iron lung
C
"Harry Potter" film screenings
D
A coal mine
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4

Which vehicle maker has marketed models called Corolla, Corona, Celica and Camry?

A
Subaru
B
Chrysler
C
Honda
D
Toyota
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5

Which virus, which interferes with the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels and coagulation causing hypovolemic shock, first emerged in 1976 in Zaire and came to international attention in 1989 after a widely publicized outbreak in Virginia, USA?

A
Ague
B
Ebola
C
Malaria
D
Rickets
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6

What vitamin is niacin?

Note: This question was updated in January 2019
A
A
B
B1
C
B3
D
B2
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7

Which constellation, that lies between Cancer and Virgo, contains the stars called Regulus, Denebola, Wolf 359, Gliese 436, Zosma, Adhafera, and Algieba?

Note: This question was updated in March 2020
A
Capricorn
B
Ursa Major
C
Leo
D
Gemini
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