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Science Quiz #275

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 April 2014

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Considered by Eugene Merle Shoemaker to be the first definitive proof of an extraterrestrial impact on the Earth's surface, the research related to which meteorite impact crater?

A
Vredefort, in Free State, South Africa
B
Barringer, in Arizona, USA
C
Shoemaker, in Western Australia
D
Sunset, in Flagstaff, Arizona
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2

Where in the human body is the cochlea?

A
Ear
B
Eye
C
Nose
D
Throat
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3

What sort of sound does a goose make?

A
Coo
B
Tweet
C
Honk
D
Squeak
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4

Snakes are kept in a what?

A
Aquarium
B
Terrarium
C
Aviary
D
Apiary
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5

Which of these birds can fly?

A
Penguin
B
Kiwi
C
Emu
D
Stilt
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6

Which of these is an ape that can swing from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 m (50 ft), at speeds as high as 56 km/h (35 mph), make leaps of up to 8 m (27 ft), and walk on two feet with its arms raised for balance?

A
Gibbon
B
Chimpanzee
C
Gorilla
D
Orangutan
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7

Which of these processes involves inserting needle tips in the skin?

A
Homeopathy
B
Cupping
C
Acupuncture
D
Iridology
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