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Science Quiz #247

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 October 2013

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1

Which species of shark is the largest fish in the world?

A
Whale shark
B
Thresher shark
C
Great White Shark
D
Hammerhead shark
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2

Castor oil is used in the production of which of these?

A
Floor polish
B
Vehicle brake fluid
C
Soap
D
Lemonade
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3

How many odd numbers are there between 12 and 42?

A
13
B
11
C
15
D
17
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4

The iris takes its name from the Greek word meaning what?

A
Delicate
B
Opening
C
Rainbow
D
Blue
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5

In "necromancy" the practitioner seeks to do what?

A
Seduce as many people as possible
B
Dig up bodies and take them on holiday
C
Bite the neck of someone close to them
D
Summon the spirit of a deceased person or to raise them bodily
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6

What type of animal was Nikica, who made the international news in January 2010 when it escaped from a zoo and went to the Plavnica motel in Montenegro?

A
Wombat
B
Chipmunk
C
Elephant
D
Hippopotamus
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7

What part of an egg does albumen come from?

A
White
B
Yolk
C
Shell
D
Nucleus
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