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Science Quiz #265

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 February 2014

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How many bones are there in the human backbone, including the five that are fused to form the sacrum and the coccyx?

A
44
B
22
C
33
D
11
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2

What is a means for storing movies and so on, on a disc?

A
TBA
B
PBS
C
BBC
D
DVD
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3

Which space telescope was carried into orbit by the space shuttle in April 1990?

A
Hubble
B
Bubble
C
Trubble
D
Toil
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4

What is directly opposite south southeast on a compass?

A
North northwest
B
South southwest
C
North northeast
D
Southeast
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5

What element has the symbol Cu?

A
Carbon
B
Calcium
C
Copper
D
Chromium
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6

Which of these animals is not a marsupial?

A
Koala bear
B
Platypus
C
Virginia Opossum
D
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
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7

Which of these is a common bird which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe?

A
Yellowcap
B
Whitecap
C
Redcap
D
Blackcap
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