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Science Quiz #365

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 January 2016

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1

What statistical term is used in government, marketing or opinion research to denote the characteristics of a population?

A
Demographic
B
Democratic
C
Demonisation
D
Denomination
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2

Porcupine grass is also known as what?

A
Alfalfa
B
Sorghum
C
Saffron
D
Zebra grass
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3

The Great Western Railway’s “City of Truro” was unofficially recorded as the first steam locomotive to reach a speed of 102.3 mph (164 km/h) on 9 May 1904, but the 100 mile per hour (160 km/h) record was not officially recorded until 30 November 1934, by which locomotive?

A
The Devonian
B
Cornish Riviera Express
C
Cheltenham Flyer
D
Flying Scotsman
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4

What is lapis lazuli?

A
Butterfly
B
Mineral
C
Bird
D
Reptile
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5

Which of these was invented by French physician René Laennec early in the 19th century?

A
Telescope
B
Stethoscope
C
Microscope
D
X Rays
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6

Which of these is not one of the four main divisions of the Stone Age?

A
Monolithic
B
Eolithic
C
Palaeolithic
D
Mesolithic
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7

What is not true to say of the bog myrtle?

A
It typically grows in acidic peat bogs
B
It is a myrtle
C
It is used in Denmark and Sweden to prepare home-flavoured schnapps
D
It is traditionally used in Royal Wedding bouquets
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