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Science Quiz #198

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 October 2012

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1

What acid is found in tea?

A
Tannic
B
Sorbic
C
Malic
D
Citric
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2

The Australian species of what bird has the longest beak in the world?

A
Pelican
B
Emu
C
Collared Kingfisher
D
Kookaburra
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3

What is the stringy substance used to clean between the teeth?

A
Toss
B
Moss
C
Floss
D
Boss
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4

The asteroid belt is a series of rocks that orbit the sun between Mars and which other planet?

A
Venus
B
Earth
C
Jupiter
D
Saturn
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5

Which of these gases is a natural refrigerant?

Note: This question was updated in October 2020
A
Carbon dioxide
B
Neon
C
Helium
D
Methane
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6

On 3 June 1844, which bird became extinct when the last two were killed by hunters?

Note: This question was updated in December 2020
A
Dodo
B
Colombian Grebe
C
Liverpool Pigeon
D
Great Auk
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7

What is the fluid in which the human foetus grows?

A
Eau de Cologne
B
Virginia water
C
Amniotic fluid
D
Sea of Tranquillity
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