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Science Quiz #243

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 September 2013

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1

Which of these is the part of an insect's body to which the legs are attached?

A
Head
B
Abdomen
C
Thorax
D
Pupa
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2

What is an abacus-like finger counting method used to perform basic mathematical operations, by which it is possible to display all numbers from 0 to 99 with both hands?

A
Ballyhoo
B
Chisanbop
C
Conundrum
D
Neckelodeaon
Select from the options above.
3

Where in the human body is the sacroiliac joint?

A
Between the base of the spine and the pelvis
B
Between the head and the neck
C
Between the shoulder blade and the upper arm
D
Between the pelvis and the thigh
Select from the options above.
4

What is a mosquito-borne virus, also known as breakbone fever, that is an acute febrile disease which occurs widely in the tropics, in Asia, South America, Australia and the Pacific and is now endemic in more than 100 countries?

A
Kyasanur forest disease
B
Dengue fever
C
Lassa fever
D
Lujo virus
Select from the options above.
5

Where would you go to see exposed one of the most complete sequences of rock anywhere, representing a period of nearly 2 billion years of the Earth's history?

A
Mt Eiger, Switzerland
B
Huka Falls, New Zealand
C
Kakadu National Park, Australia
D
The Grand Canyon, USA
Select from the options above.
6

Which vehicle maker has marketed models called HiLux, Surf, Starlet, HiAce, Prado and Echo?

A
Subaru
B
Mitsubishi
C
Honda
D
Toyota
Select from the options above.
7

Which planet has 67 confirmed moons?

A
Venus
B
Neptune
C
Mars
D
Jupiter
Select from the options above.
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