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Science Quiz #191

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 September 2012

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1

The lychee is native to which area?

A
Southern China and southeast Asia
B
Syria
C
Papua New Guinea
D
Australia
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2

What is the name of the supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, China, one of the few petaFLOP-level supercomputers in the world, that in October 2010 became the world's fastest supercomputer, performing at peak computing rate of 2.507 petaflops?

A
Tiananmen-11
B
Yang Tse-1A
C
Mao 6
D
Tianhe-1A
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3

A manx cat has no what?

A
Desire to hunt
B
Sense of smell
C
Tail
D
Nipples
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4

When was the last mission until 2020 to enable a person to walk on the Moon?

Note: This question was updated in June 2021
A
1969
B
1972
C
1980
D
1990
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5

Which American carnivorous mammal feeds by night, habitually dipping its prey into water before eating?

A
Bassoon
B
Racoon
C
Sassoon
D
Vacuum
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6

Which of these is not an element?

A
Zinc
B
Copper
C
Steel
D
Silver
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7

Balsam and cottonwoods are species of what?

A
Elm
B
Poplar
C
Willow
D
Oak
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