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Science Quiz #351

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 October 2015

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1

The Dalmatian has a number of other names. Which of these is not one of them?

A
Plum pudding dog
B
Carriage dog
C
Firehouse dog
D
Ticked hound
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2

What function does a pistil serve?

A
It is the female reproductive part of a flower
B
A pipeline for digital bio-information data
C
It fires a flower's dehiscent seeds
D
It protects a plant from parasites and other enemies
Select from the options above.
3

When hair rises in reaction to cold or shock, the appearance of the skin is sometimes described as what?

A
Hedgehog hackles
B
Duck skin
C
Goose flesh
D
Alligator acne
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these is a gas?

A
Luthor
B
Gotham
C
Metropolis
D
Krypton
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5

Where does the Suriname common toad, or Pipa toad, lay and hatch its eggs?

A
In foam nests laid in pools of water in the crook of branches or leaves
B
In pockets on the female's back
C
In stagnant ponds
D
In streams
Select from the options above.
6

The Kaua'i mole duck, the Great auk, the Cuban giant owl and the Stephens Island wren are all flightless birds and are...?

A
Extinct
B
The subject of a New Zealand Department of Conservation ten year study
C
Particularly susceptible to lead poisoning from hunters' lead shot
D
Amphibious
Select from the options above.
7

What type of engine did Felix Wankel invent?

A
V8
B
Rotary
C
4 valves per cylinder
D
Turbocharged
Select from the options above.
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