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Science Quiz #293

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 August 2014

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1

The name of the science, mathematics, derives from an ancient Greek word meaning what?

A
The great mystery
B
That which is learnt
C
Them and us
D
How many fingers am I holding up
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2

Which of these is a bird?

A
Jambutty
B
Jacaranda
C
Jamiroquai
D
Jacamar
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3

Which tuber of the nightshade family was cultivated by the Incas, was taken to Spain from Peru in the 16th century and to Ireland from Virginia in the 16th century?

A
Yam
B
Carrot
C
Potato
D
Beetroot
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4

Which of these is not an alternative name for a wolverine?

A
Skunk bear
B
Glutton
C
Capybara
D
Carcajou
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5

Which of these is not a term for a male deer?

A
Bull
B
Buck
C
Stag
D
Stallion
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6

Where would you find the metatarsal bone?

A
Spine
B
Foot
C
Tail
D
Skull
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7

What is an angiosperm?

A
A stamen with a single pollen sac
B
A seedpod
C
A type of heather
D
A fruiting and flowering plant
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