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Science Quiz #192

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 September 2012

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1

What is the name for a squirrel's nest?

A
Drey
B
Nuthouse
C
Chickory
D
Squandry
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2

The Bombay duck or bummalo is what type of creature?

A
Salamander
B
Mandarin Duck
C
Lizardfish
D
Sooty Shearwater
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3

What name is given to sympathetic pregnancy?

A
Couvade syndrome
B
The Strabo effect
C
The Guinea symptoms
D
Coriolis effect
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4

Which of these is the name for a group of magpies?

A
Talent
B
Thatch
C
Tidings
D
Terror
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5

What is the largest species of whale?

A
Blue whale
B
Sperm whale
C
Humpback whale
D
Marlin
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6

What device, invented by Peter Cooper Hewitt in 1902 and obsolete by 1975 with the introduction of devices such as the silicon diode and thyristor, converts alternating current to direct current by means of putting electricity through vapor?

A
Iron pole converter
B
Carbon rod transformer
C
Mercury arc rectifier
D
Manganese current exchanger
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7

Which of these is not a flatfish?

A
Mullet
B
Sole
C
Flounder
D
Halibut
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