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Science Quiz #168

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 April 2012

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1

A "Henry" is a basic SI unit of what?

A
Capacitance
B
Inductance
C
Resistance
D
Current
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2

Which of these is a type of moth?

A
Starling
B
Codling
C
Kipling
D
Fiddling
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3

Which of these was an American astronomer?

A
Edwin Hubble
B
Joseph Banks
C
Arthur C Clarke
D
Derek Fowlds
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4

Which of these is a type of worm?

A
Nightjar
B
Night Watch
C
Night Crawler
D
Night Rider
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5

What is the main criterion for calling a fruit a "drupe"?

A
The natural sugar content is very high
B
They hang down on a very long stem
C
The stem is very strong
D
A layer of fruit surrounds a single stone
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6

What is the specialty of a podiatrist?

A
The legume "pisum sativum"
B
Children
C
Small spacecraft
D
Feet
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7

What is claimed to be the fastest bird in level flight, (though its record is in dispute from supporters of the White-throated Needletail)?

A
Red-breasted Merganser
B
Peregrine Falcon
C
Swallow
D
Hummingbird
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