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Science Quiz #342

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 August 2015

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1

Cotswold, Southdown, Dorset, Lonk and Lincoln are breeds of what animal?

A
Pigs
B
Sheep
C
Cows
D
Horses
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2

Beals Conjecture, or the Tijdeman-Zagier conjecture, in number theory grew from investigations in which of these?

A
Fermat's Last Theorem
B
The Taniyama–Shimura-Weil conjecture
C
Ribet's Theorem
D
Germain's Theorem
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3

Which of these is a type of tea?

A
Lapsang souchong
B
Shih Tzu
C
Karmann Ghia
D
Feldwebel
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4

What is the gestation period of the African elephant?

A
300-350 days
B
100-120 days
C
400-450 days
D
550-670 days
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5

What does an anemometer measure?

A
The strength of an opposing army
B
Sea creatures tentacles
C
Petal sizes of certain perennial flowers
D
Wind velocity
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6

What infectious disease is characterised by catarrh of the respiratory tract and paroxysms of coughing?

A
Measles
B
Chickenpox
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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7

What is a characteristic of the balsa tree?

A
A hardwood
B
A softwood
C
A conifer
D
A smooth bole with little or no branching below the crown
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