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Science Quiz #298

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 October 2014

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1

In Australia, what name is given to two different kinds of crustacean: a type of crayfish and a type of shrimp?

A
Gabby
B
Yabby
C
Flabby
D
Daggy
Select from the options above.
2

Birds, reptiles, amphibians and egg-laying mammals share a common feature, which is what?

A
Three middle-ear bones
B
Interclavicle
C
Cloaca
D
Endothermy
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3

Verdigris is the name for the green deposit formed after exposure to air on what metal?

A
Copper
B
Tin
C
Iron
D
Magnesium
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4

What was the name of the first of the space shuttles that was used only for testing purposes?

A
Atlantis
B
Enterprise
C
Columbia
D
Discovery
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5

The main ingredients of gunpowder are saltpetre, charcoal and what else?

Note: This question was updated in February 2022
A
More carbon
B
Sulphur
C
Lead
D
Hydrochloric acid
Select from the options above.
6

What is a high-powered vacuum tube that generates microwaves using the interaction of a stream of electrons with a magnetic field?

A
Cyclotron
B
Cybertron
C
Magnetron
D
Klystron
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is a seabird?

A
Ostrich
B
Wren
C
Vulture
D
Fulmar
Select from the options above.
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