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Science Quiz #226

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 May 2013

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1

What is a goby?

A
Fish
B
Mammal
C
Reptile
D
Bird
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2

What are SMS messages sent by?

A
Carrier pigeon
B
Air mail
C
Mobile phone
D
Parcel post
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3

What are alternative names for "typhus"?

A
Foot and mouth disease
B
Mad cow disease
C
Prison fever
D
Dutch elm disease
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4

What is the name for a hare's nest?

A
Style
B
Sett
C
Form
D
Elan
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5

Which of these is the oldest known complex scientific calculator, sometimes called the first analogue computer?

Note: This question was updated in September 2020
A
Scheutz's engine
B
Babbage's difference engine
C
Antikythera mechanism
D
Harvard Mark I
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6

What is the common name for Anagallis known for the opening and closing of the flowers in response to sun and weather conditions?

A
Crocus
B
Pimpernel
C
Myrtle
D
Speedwell
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7

Oil from oil wells was first used for what?

A
Evaporate brine to produce salt
B
Fuelling railway engines
C
Lubricating weaving machines
D
Lighting
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