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Science Quiz #357

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 November 2015

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1

What tree and its fruit is also known as the butter pear and alligator pear?

A
Banana
B
Chinese Gooseberry (or Kiwi)
C
Peach
D
Avocado
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2

What name is given to the "house" constructed by beavers?

A
Lodge
B
Mansion
C
Castle
D
Cottage
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3

What is a hangnail?

A
Infected tissue at the side or base of a fingernail or toenail
B
Piece of torn tissue lying beside a fingernail or toenail
C
Longitudinally ridged fingernail
D
Over-curved toenail
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4

What term is not used to describe the fruit of the coffee tree?

A
Epigynous berries
B
Cherries
C
Drupes
D
Beans
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5

What name is given to the earth's crust?

A
Barysphere
B
Lithosphere
C
Hydrosphere
D
Atmosphere
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6

What is the astronomical term for the measure of the reflective ability of a heavenly body?

A
Libido
B
Albedo
C
Magnitude
D
Ecliptic
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7

What is the common name for peristalsis?

A
Sneezing
B
Swallowing
C
Coughing
D
Hiccups
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