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Science Quiz #320

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 March 2015

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1

To an imaginary observer above the North Pole, which way would the earth appear to rotate?

A
Clockwise
B
Anti-clockwise
C
Away
D
Towards
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2

What is a siskin?

A
False hair
B
Barrel
C
Bird
D
Jacket
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3

Which of these is an infectious disease with patches of inflammation on the skin?

A
Fibrositis
B
Hypostasis
C
Osmosis
D
Erysipelas
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4

Which of these is a variety of daisy?

A
Calfnose
B
Bull's foot
C
Cowslip
D
Oxeye
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5

Shallots and scallions are types of what?

A
Beans
B
Onions
C
Apples
D
Sharks
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6

What is a specialised stem, leaf or petiole with a threadlike shape that is used by climbing plants for support and attachment, usually by twining around whatever it touches?

A
Pantogram
B
Klingon
C
Tentacle
D
Tendril
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7

How many legs does a millipede ("thousand-foot") have?

A
Between 1,098 and 1,200
B
Between 750 and 1,120
C
Between 22 and 750
D
Between 600 and 950
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