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Science Quiz #295

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 September 2014

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1

Entomology is the study of what?

A
Birds
B
Words
C
Insects
D
Maps
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2

What do ethnologists call people occupying most of North Africa, after one of Noah's sons who is, according to legend, their ancestor?

A
Semites
B
Hamites
C
Sethamines
D
Hamburgers
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3

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

A
Scallion
B
Garlic
C
Calçot
D
Lovage
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4

How many legs has an arachnid?

A
100
B
10
C
8
D
4
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5

Which of these is a technical word for blood poisoning?

A
Toxaemia
B
Taxonomy
C
Toxoplasmosis
D
Toxicology
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6

Fossilised remains of a member of which extinct paleolithic race with heavy brow ridges and receding forehead were discovered in 1856?

Note: This question was updated in October 2017
A
Cro-Magnon
B
Neanderthal
C
Heidelberg Man
D
Rhodesian Man
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7

What chemical materials does the process of photosynthesis depend on?

A
Carbon dioxide and water
B
Oxygen and water
C
Carbon and hydrogen
D
Oxygen and nitrogen
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