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Science Quiz #205

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 December 2012

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1

Neophobia is the fear of what?

A
Eggs
B
Spiders
C
Heights
D
New things
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2

Which island is the home to a breed of tailless cat?

A
Isle of Man
B
Jersey
C
Isle of Wight
D
Ireland
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3

Which of these is an ape that occurs in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java, and differs from great apes in being smaller and pair-bonded, in not making nests, and in certain anatomical details in which it more closely resembles a monkey than great apes do?

A
Chimpanzee
B
Gibbon
C
Gorilla
D
Orangutan
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4

Ranidaphobia is the irrational fear of what?

A
Rats
B
Water
C
Frogs
D
Heights
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5

Which of these animals attacks its food with a "death roll"?

A
Lion
B
Alligator
C
Hyena
D
Giraffe
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6

Where are the Huygens Gap and the Maxwell Gap?

A
Swiss Alps
B
Rocky Mountains
C
Saturn
D
Under the Pacific Ocean
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7

Tianhe-1A, the supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, China which in October 2010 became the world's fastest supercomputer, uses what operating system?

A
Linux
B
Windows XP
C
Unix
D
Mac OS X
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