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Science Quiz #292

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 August 2014

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1

Which of these is not a member of the dog family?

A
Hyena
B
Dingo
C
Wolf
D
Fox
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2

The formula (X²)² is the same as which of these?

A
X²x2
B
2X²
C
(2X)²
D
X⁴
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3

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

A
Carcinoma
B
Parthenogenesis
C
Pheronism
D
Trans-genderisation
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4

In physics what is the triple point?

A
The temperature and pressure where a substance exists in equilibrium as gas, liquid and solid
B
The three highest points at which water, nitrogen and carbon can exist as a solid at sea level
C
The moment in an explosion of equilibrium between chemical reaction, pressure and temperature
D
The point at which the magnetic poles reverse direction
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5

The drug "diazepam" is used chiefly to what?

A
Reduce anxiety
B
Reduce weight
C
Control diabetes
D
Counter travel sickness
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6

Which of these is a heart muscle?

A
Sternum
B
Myocardium
C
Fibula
D
Trachea
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7

A swallowtail is a type of what?

A
Butterfly
B
Deer
C
Beetle
D
Reptile
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