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Science Quiz #185

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 August 2012

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1

How many sides does a hendecagon have?

A
55
B
40
C
12
D
11
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2

What meteorological phenomenon is named after the Arabic word for "season"?

A
Typhoon
B
Monsoon
C
Mistral
D
Precipitation
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3

The seven brightest stars of which constellation form the asterism known as the Big Dipper in the United States and Canada, or the Plough in the United Kingdom and Ireland?

A
Ursa Major
B
Capricorn
C
Gemini
D
Leo
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4

Which of these is an alloy?

A
Nickel
B
Bronze
C
Manganese
D
Chromium
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5

What is a young pigeon called?

A
Squab
B
Banquette
C
Divan
D
Pouffe
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6

What is a vespiary?

A
Wasp's nest
B
Quiet section of a church
C
Outside toilet
D
Small suitcase
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7

Which of these is another name for geranium?

A
Puffinsbeak
B
Eagleshead
C
Cranesbill
D
Sparrowfoot
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