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Science Quiz #256

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 December 2013

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1

The faces of which of these shapes are not triangles?

A
Dodecahedron
B
Icosahedron
C
Octahedron
D
Tetrahedron
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2

What element has the symbol "P"?

A
Phosphorus
B
Potassium
C
Platinum
D
Lead
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3

What does FRCP after someone's name mean?

A
Farmer Raising Chickens and Poultry
B
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
C
Father of Royal Children and Politicians
D
Further Requests for Conversation Prohibited
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4

In 1936, prototypes of a car called "strength through joy", with a round shape and air-cooled, flat-four, rear-mounted engine, appeared and was developed to become which car that is still recognisable?

A
Volkswagen Beetle
B
Morris Oxford / Morris Isis
C
BMW Z series
D
Fiat 500 Bambina
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5

What is millstone grit?

A
Grinding stones found in a bird's crop
B
Sedimentary rock
C
Debris from corn mills
D
Illness, mainly of parrots
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6

The budgerigar is native to which country?

A
Brazil
B
Australia
C
Kenya
D
Tibet
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7

What is an eating disorder characterized by extremely low body weight, distorted body image and an obsessive fear of gaining weight which has an incidence of between 8 and 13 cases per 100,000 persons per year, and largely affects young adolescent women?

A
Opsophagos
B
Muscle dysmorphia
C
Paris syndrome
D
Anorexia nervosa
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