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Science Quiz #164

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 March 2012

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1

An ostrich is said to bury what in the sand in time of danger?

A
Its chickens
B
Its head
C
A spare $10 note
D
Its feet
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2

When the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids are inflamed, the eyes are said to be what?

A
Bloodshot
B
Sapaimed
C
Bonereadied
D
Gorefired
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3

What rating indicates the anti-engine knocking properties of a fuel?

A
Octane
B
Boron
C
Michelin
D
Star
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4

How many degrees do the internal angles of an octagon add up to?

A
180
B
360
C
1080
D
720
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5

Which of these are "pulse vegetables"?

A
Carrots and turnips
B
Onions and leeks
C
Cabbage and sprouts
D
Peas and beans
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6

In 1971, what was the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars?

A
USA's Apollo 13
B
USSR's Soyuz TMA-3
C
USSR's Mars 2
D
The European Space Agency's SMART-1
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7

What apparatus is used to artificially hatch eggs?

A
Microwave oven
B
Gesticulator
C
Prestidigitator
D
Incubator
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