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Science Quiz #274

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 April 2014

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Which of these is a flowering plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia, known for its flavour which resembles liquorice, fennel and tarragon?

A
Aniseed
B
Agapanthus
C
Aspidistra
D
Gladioli
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2

Which of these is a byproduct of tar used to protect timber?

A
White spirit
B
Turpentine
C
Creosote
D
Methylated spirits
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3

What have the two constellations Ursa Major and Minor given their name to?

A
Polaris Missile
B
The Ural Mountains
C
The Ursine Tree Kangaroo
D
The Arctic
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4

Sigmund Freud coined the term Oedipus complex to describe the tendency for a male to want to kill his father and marry his mother. What did he call the female equivalent (of a female being attached to her father and wishing to replace her mother)?

A
Electra complex
B
Clytemnestra complex
C
Iphigenia complex
D
Chrysothemis complex
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5

What is an "echidna"?

A
Executioner
B
Spiny anteater
C
A Welsh sheepbreed
D
A German-made rifle
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6

What type of creature can be called earth, round, flat, butt, arrow, jaw, horsehair, ribbon, velvet, horseshoe, peanut and tape?

A
Worm
B
Cricket
C
Beetle
D
Fly
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7

What are "crepuscular animals"?

A
Ones who walk on their hind legs
B
Ugly ones
C
Ones who are mainly active at dawn and dusk
D
Vegetarian
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