Daily Quizzes Daily

Our daily general knowledge quiz

Quiz Archive Archive

A complete history of our quiz challenges

By Subject Subjects

Choose from seven quiz categories

Personalised Personalised

Build a quiz by subject and difficulty

Science Quiz #361

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 December 2015

A new science quiz is available each week. Try our daily general knowledge quiz or work through our archive of daily and themed quizzes.

0 out of ?
1

Feldspars, which make up over half of all minerals in the Earth's crust, are a group of rock-forming minerals characterised by the presence of aluminium and what else in their chemistry?

A
Silica ion
B
Calcium oxide
C
Potassium
D
Sodium oxide
Select from the options above.
2

Which of these birds is known for making a laughing sound?

A
Nightingale
B
Dove
C
Lark
D
Kookaburra
Select from the options above.
3

What is a "jenny"?

A
Male rabbit
B
Small giraffe
C
Young swan
D
Female donkey
Select from the options above.
4

The constellation of Gemini includes which two bright stars?

A
Rosencratz and Guildenstern
B
Castor and Pollux
C
Captain and Tenille
D
Scylla and Charybdis
Select from the options above.
5

Lead poisoning, caused by increased levels of the metal lead in the blood, that may cause irreversible neurological damage, renal disease, and reproductive toxicity, is NOT also known in medical circles as … ?

A
Plumbism
B
Saturnism
C
Gunshot wounds
D
Painter's colic
Select from the options above.
6

First used in western medicine in the 17th century what was the drug developed from the bark of the cinchona tree used to treat?

A
Malaria
B
Typhoid
C
Atrial fibrillation
D
Headaches
Select from the options above.
7

The large wrinkled leaves of which plant provide digitalin, used in the treatment of heart conditions?

A
Foxglove
B
Aspidistra
C
Nikau palm
D
Gladioli
Select from the options above.
0%
There are 0 questions in this quiz.
You've completed 0 questions.
You've answered 0 questions correctly.
You've answered 0 questions incorrectly.