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Science Quiz #348

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 September 2015

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1

What adjective is usually applied to an owl?

A
Diurnal
B
Nocturnal
C
Biennial
D
Quadrupedal
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2

Which of these is known for its yellow flowers?

A
Hibiscus
B
Forsythia
C
Violet
D
Hydrangea
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3

Which planet has a year of 687 days, a day of 24 hours 37 minutes, a diameter twice that of the moon and a mass one tenth of the earth?

A
Uranus
B
Venus
C
Saturn
D
Mars
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4

What attaches muscles to bone?

A
Ligaments
B
Tendons
C
Marrow
D
Arteries
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5

A waterbear or moss piglet, otherwise known as a tardigrade, is a minute extremophile organism. Which of these can it survive?

A
Complete vacuum
B
Water temperature ranging from absolute zero to boiling point
C
Pressure 6 times greater than in the deepest ocean, radiation 100-fold higher than lethal for humans
D
All of these, and more
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6

Why was the bougainvillea plant given that name?

A
The flower was fashionable wear when dancing
B
The botanist who described it was on a ship commanded by Admiral de Bougainville
C
It was a favourite plant of pirates
D
It was unattractive
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7

What is the name for what is commonly known as aspirin?

A
Thalidomide
B
D N A
C
Nucleic analgaesic
D
Acetyl-salicylic acid
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