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Science Quiz #167

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 March 2012

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1

In medicine, what does "GP" mean?

A
Gorgeous patient
B
Grumpy professor
C
Great prices
D
General practitioner
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2

What are Halley's, Hale-Bopp, Kohoutek, West, Hyakutake and McNaught?

A
Stars
B
Comets
C
Planets
D
Black Holes
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3

Which of these is a tropical fruit?

A
Pawpaw
B
Richrich
C
Footfoot
D
Homelesstoe
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4

Which of these is a term used to describe a pathological fear of contact with dirt, to avoid contamination and germs?

A
Cynophobia
B
Pteromechanophobia
C
Mysophobia
D
Haemophobia
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5

In mathematics, what is the name for the following sequence of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765 ...

A
Irrational numbers
B
Fibonacci numbers
C
Polygonal numbers
D
Prime numbers
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6

What is the scientific study of insects?

A
Ethnology
B
Etymology
C
Entomology
D
Embryology
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7

Which of these is found mainly in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, and lives on lizards, birds, fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, nuts and coconuts?

A
Capybara
B
Giraffe
C
Coatimundi
D
Sun Bear
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