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Science Quiz #366

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 January 2016

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What product of photosynthesis, a carbohydrate occurring in the cells of plants, can be changed into glucose or dextrine?

A
Sugar
B
Latex
C
Gluten
D
Starch
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2

Why did Philae become especially well-known in December 2014?

A
It was the first probe landed by humans on a comet
B
It was the first comet which humans landed a probe on
C
It was a newly discovered moon orbiting the Earth
D
Underwater archaeological site on an Egyptian island reveals new temple
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3

Which country was the largest producer of kiwifruit (also known as Chinese Gooseberry or kiwi) in 2012?

A
New Zealand
B
Chile
C
China
D
Italy
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4

What is one of the characteristics common to both the colobus monkey and Geoffroy's spider monkey?

A
They are native to South America
B
They are tailless
C
They have no thumbs, only rudimentary stumps
D
They are mainly carnivorous
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5

In which situation does REM rebound not happen?

A
After sleep deprivation
B
Following prolonged deep sleep
C
When sleeping aids are taken
D
Following alcohol intake
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6

What is a simple container for stirring, mixing and heating liquids commonly used in many laboratories, generally cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom and a lip for pouring?

A
Gonzo
B
Beaker
C
Kermit
D
Fozzie
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7

What does the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom relate directly to?

A
Its atomic number
B
The number of neutrons it has
C
Its size
D
Its willingness to form compounds
Select from the options above.
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