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Science Quiz #152

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 December 2011

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If an oblong field is 5 metres by 12 metres, what is the distance of the diagonal?

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A
.5 kilometre
B
13 metres
C
17 metres
D
1 centimetre
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2

What is a cantaloupe?

A
Dance
B
Deer
C
Melon
D
Musical instrument
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3

Ophanin, piscivorin, ablomin, latisemin and triflin, cysteine-rich secretory proteins that can reduce muscle contractions, are naturally found where?

A
Leaves of the mimosa plant
B
Rubber tree sap
C
Most butterfly wings
D
Snake venom
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4

Which plant has leaves and flowers (each of which consists of 5 or 6 small yellow flower heads surrounded by leaflets in star form that bloom between July and September) that are covered with white hairs and appear woolly?

A
Gladioli
B
Rose
C
Daisy
D
Edelweiss
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5

What name is given to the unnatural fear of death?

A
Homophobia
B
Androphobia
C
Thanatophobia
D
Xenophobia
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6

What is added to steel to make stainless steel?

A
Cement
B
Tungsten
C
Gravel
D
Chromium
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7

The word "renal" refers to which part of the body?

A
Skin
B
Base of the spine
C
Kidneys
D
Head
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