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Science Quiz #183

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 July 2012

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1

Which glands are just above the kidneys?

A
Adrenal
B
Lymph
C
Pyloric
D
Meibomian
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2

If one edge of a cube is 3 metres long, what is its volume?

A
6 cubic metres
B
19 cubic metres
C
9 cubic metres
D
27 cubic metres
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3

The mountain massif called Maxwell Montes contains the highest point on the surface of which planet?

A
Saturn
B
Mars
C
Venus
D
Neptune
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4

What gas is used to make carbonated soft drinks and soda water?

A
Helium
B
Carbon dioxide
C
Nitrous oxide
D
Methane
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5

What natural effect is only visible during a total eclipse of the sun?

A
Aurora Borealis
B
St Elmo's fire
C
Will o' the Wisp
D
Baily's Beads
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6

Silk comes from which of these?

A
Vines
B
Llamas
C
Birds' nests
D
Caterpillars
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7

What is a lizardfish native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch in the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the China Sea?

A
Chinese Gooseberry
B
Greek fire
C
Bombay Duck
D
Mutton bird
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