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Science Quiz #285

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 July 2014

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What is often thought of as the medieval forerunner of chemistry, especially seeking to turn base metals into gold or silver?

A
Exorcism
B
Astrology
C
Theology
D
Alchemy
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2

What do toucans eat?

A
Fruit
B
Fish
C
Insects
D
Small animals
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3

What is the word for an asexual form of reproduction found in females where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilisation by a male?

A
Parthenogenesis
B
Apomixis
C
Hermadolphia
D
Agamospermy
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4

Where is the shelf of muscle in the human body known as the diaphragm?

A
Behind the knees
B
At the back of the neck
C
Below the rib cage
D
Across the shoulders
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5

What does a "Terrarium" simulate?

A
An area for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research
B
The solar system, featuring the planet Earth
C
A humid equatorial forest
D
A habitat suitable for plant-growing
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6

What is another name for the jawbone?

A
Mandible
B
Tractable
C
Molar
D
Larynx
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7

Which of these is native to South America?

A
Tiger
B
Anaconda
C
Chimpanzee
D
Lemur
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