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Science Quiz #300

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 October 2014

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What term is used for a volcanic rock that is a solidified frothy lava typically created when super-heated, highly pressurised rock is violently ejected from a volcano, formed when lava and water are mixed, due to the simultaneous actions of rapid cooling and rapid depressurisation?

A
Emery
B
Diamond
C
Silicon carbide
D
Pumice
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2

"Silverback" is the name given to a dominant male what?

A
Dog
B
Cat
C
Gorilla
D
Giraffe
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3

A number written without any fractions is technically known as what?

A
Honest
B
Integer
C
Simple
D
Easy
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4

Which of these is a type of beetle?

A
Weevil
B
Trap door spider
C
Crane fly
D
Red ant
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5

What are shallots and scallions?

A
Cabbages
B
Beans
C
Onions
D
Potatoes
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6

Where is the group called "quads" found?

A
Round the farm
B
In front of universities
C
In the thighs
D
At a fertility clinic
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7

Which of these is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract?

A
Diphtheria
B
Salmonella
C
Crohn's disease
D
Catatonia
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