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Science Quiz #336

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 June 2015

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1

Which of these bones is not found in the ear?

A
Hammer
B
Anvil
C
Stirrup
D
Saddle
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2

Which of these is a gemstone formed inside some molluscs?

A
Diamond
B
Pearl
C
Amethyst
D
Beryl
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3

What is a dewlap?

A
A fold of skin round a dewclaw
B
A flap of skin beneath the neck or jaw
C
A spring wildflower in Britain
D
A particular morning dew
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4

Which of the following is an alloy of copper and zinc, sometimes containing lead, tin or iron?

A
Brass
B
Bronze
C
Aluminium
D
Tungsten
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5

What is a highly magnetized, rotating, neutron star emitting a beam of electromagnetic radiation that can only be observed when the beam of emission is pointing towards the Earth (known as the lighthouse effect)?

A
Nebula
B
Pulsar
C
Nova
D
Red Dwarf
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6

What is the name for the meteorites that arrive at earth's atmosphere around mid November?

A
Leonids
B
Perihelions
C
Swarm
D
Apogees
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7

What is the world's only alpine parrot?

A
Cockatoo
B
Kea
C
Danish Blue
D
Polly
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