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Science Quiz #190

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 September 2012

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1

Which of these domestic pets is native to South America?

A
Marmot
B
Hamster
C
Gerbil
D
Guinea pig
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2

What is the median of 1, 2, 2, 5, 9 and 17?

Note: This question was updated in April 2017
A
36
B
6
C
3.5
D
18
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3

A coherer, hot wire barretter and cat's whisker were all types of what?

A
Devices for measuring very small distances
B
Radio detector
C
Water heaters
D
Needles
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4

A candela is a measure of what?

A
Wind pressure
B
Electric current
C
Temperature
D
Luminous intensity
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5

How many lungs should a human have?

A
4
B
1
C
2
D
6
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6

What is the name for monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base, that include cereals, bamboo, turf, sedges and rushes?

A
Tattle
B
Grass
C
Snitch
D
Narc
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7

Which of these are found in the blood?

A
Stigmas
B
Platelets
C
Cuticles
D
Lathes
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