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Science Quiz #246

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 October 2013

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What is the name of a measure that is equal to 42 US gallons, 158.9873 litres, or 34.9723 Imperial (UK) gallons?

A
Hogshead
B
Bushel
C
Firkin
D
Barrel
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2

Stalactites and stalagmites are formed from what?

A
Slate
B
Chalk
C
Flint
D
Limestone
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3

Which of these elements is the basis for calamine lotion?

A
Tin
B
Iron
C
Copper
D
Zinc
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4

What planet orbits between Uranus and Pluto?

A
Earth
B
Saturn
C
Neptune
D
Mars
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5

Tinnitus affects what part of the body?

A
Feet
B
Eyes
C
Hands
D
Ears
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6

The chemical compound trinitrotoluene is what colour when solid?

Note: This question was updated in January 2022
A
Black
B
Dark blue
C
Pale yellow
D
White
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7

What is another name for a zucchini?

A
Mangetout
B
Aubergine
C
Courgette
D
Avocado
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