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Science Quiz #222

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 April 2013

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1

Which of these is a graph of a function showing smooth repetitive oscillation?

A
Parabola
B
Wave equation
C
Hyperbolic partial differential
D
Sine wave
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2

What is the staple diet of the panda?

A
Wheat
B
Eucalyptus
C
Horseweed
D
Bamboo
Select from the options above.
3

A logarithmic spiral, frequently seen in natural phenomena and called spira mirabilis by Jacob Bernoulli in the 17th century, is characterised by what?

A
Distances between the curves are constant
B
Its shape stays the same as its size increases
C
As the spiral increases in size the distance between its outer arms narrows until it disappears
D
It always appears in combinations of two or more spirals
Select from the options above.
4

The Tarantula is named after a town in which country?

A
Spain
B
Italy
C
Mexico
D
Greece
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5

A species of elk is named after which of these US presidents?

A
John Kennedy
B
Theodore Roosevelt
C
Jimmy Carter
D
Abraham Lincoln
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6

What substance in the human body causes blood vessels to dilate when released as part of an allergic reaction?

A
Insulin
B
Cortisone
C
Haemoglobin
D
Histamine
Select from the options above.
7

What gas is the main component of the atmosphere of the planet Mars?

A
Carbon dioxide
B
Oxygen
C
Hydrogen
D
Xenon
Select from the options above.
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