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Science Quiz #219

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 March 2013

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What name is given to a neuron which fires both when an animal performs an action and when the animal observes the same action performed by another animal, as though the observer were performing the action?

A
Vicarious neuron
B
Mirror neuron
C
Broca's neuron
D
Mimetic neuron
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2

How heavy is a megagram?

A
0.1 tonnes
B
10 tonnes
C
100 tonnes
D
1 tonne
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3

Iron is the main component of which of these?

A
Steel
B
Aluminium
C
Bronze
D
Brass
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4

What is a "briard"?

Note: This question was updated in July 2021
A
Ancient breed of dog
B
Moth of the Noctuidae family
C
Birth defect
D
An enriched pastry
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5

Why was Dolly, the sheep cloned in 1996, so named?

A
After Dolly Parton
B
She was small and dainty
C
That was the name of the lead scientist's wife
D
From the acronym for DNA Open Learning Institute which co-sponsored the work
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6

The young female animal called a filly is what type of animal?

A
Dog
B
Horse
C
Cat
D
Pig
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7

What type of rock is formed by the solidification of molten magma?

A
Sedimentary
B
Igneous
C
Heavy
D
Metamorphic
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