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Science Quiz #177

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 June 2012

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Taste buds detect five known elements of taste perception, two of which are "sweet" and "savoury" (or "umami"). Which of these is not one of the others?

Note: This question was updated in June 2020
A
Sour
B
Bitter
C
Tangy
D
Salty
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2

If someone is narcoleptic, what do they tend to do?

A
Count things
B
Start fires
C
Fall asleep
D
Scratch themselves
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3

Where is the calcaneus bone?

A
Heel
B
Knee
C
Hip
D
Spine
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4

Palaeontology is the study of what?

A
Fencing
B
Fossils
C
Friendship
D
Greek architecture
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5

A guava is a type of what?

A
Fruit
B
Cycle race
C
Hat
D
Musical instrument
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6

Churning cream turns it into what?

A
Tomato sauce
B
Beer
C
Vinegar
D
Butter
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7

What is the main constituent of the atmosphere of Mars?

Note: This question was updated in September 2020
A
Helium
B
Methane
C
Carbon dioxide
D
Nitrogen
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