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Science Quiz #214

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 February 2013

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Taking 0 BC as a point in time, what is the last day of the first decade of the third millennium?

Note: This question was updated in February 2022
A
31 December 2010
B
31 December 2009
C
31 December 1909
D
31 December 2011
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2

Which of these is a nickname for the kookaburra?

A
Monkey bird
B
Waltzing matilda
C
Laughing jackass
D
Billabong
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3

Which of these is most commonly found in apples?

A
Citric acid
B
Folic acid
C
Malic acid
D
Coconuts
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4

What alloy is made of 12% tin and 88% copper?

A
Bronze
B
Steel
C
Brass
D
Pewter
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5

Silkworms feed mainly on the leaves of what tree?

A
Mulberry
B
Maple
C
Eucalyptus
D
Milkweed
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6

In August 2005 the robotic rover Spirit explored the surface of what?

A
Saturn
B
The Moon
C
Venus
D
Mars
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What species of spiny lobster is probably the longest decapod crustacean in the world, growing to lengths of up to 60 centimetres (24 in)?

A
Draycray
B
Burro lobster
C
Mule lobster
D
Packhorse crayfish
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