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Science Quiz #165

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 March 2012

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1

Which branch of botany is concerned with grasses?

A
Agrostology
B
Bryology
C
Palynology
D
Ethnobotany
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2

The "Three Laws of Motion" are named after which scientist who published them in 1687?

A
William Herschel
B
Isaac Newton
C
Humphry Davy
D
Joseph Banks
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3

Which of these is a perennial thistle originating in southern Europe around the Mediterranean, the flowers of which develop in a large head from an edible bud?

A
Artillery
B
Art nouveau
C
Artgarfunkel
D
Artichoke
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4

What colour does the planet Neptune appear to be from space?

A
Green
B
Yellow
C
Blue
D
Red
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5

What are fulgurites?

A
Glass formed in sand, silica or soil by lightning strikes
B
Parasites found mostly in cows and sheep
C
People who want to ban censorship altogether
D
People who want to prevent the use of modern machinery
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6

What name is used for the index of activity on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange?

A
Hang Seng
B
HKSE
C
FTSE
D
Dow Jones
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7

"Pruritus" is a medical word for what?

A
Itching
B
Nausea
C
Sleeplessness
D
Bleeding
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