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Science Quiz #367

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 January 2016

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1

Honeycomb is made of wax cells in what shape?

A
Square
B
Duodecahedron
C
Hexagon
D
Triangle
Select from the options above.
2

What organisation developed the Rosetta space mission?

A
European Space Agency (ASE)
B
National Space Agency (KazCosmos)
C
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
D
National Centre of Space Research (CNES)
Select from the options above.
3

How did the fuchsia get its name?

A
After a 16th century botanist
B
Its discoverer, with a cleft palate, tripped over one
C
It has an unpleasant scent
D
It is difficult to pick the flower
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4

What is the name given to a cataclysmic nuclear explosion caused by the accretion of hydrogen onto the surface of a white dwarf star?

A
Red Dwarf
B
Nebula
C
Pulsar
D
Nova
Select from the options above.
5

Why, in November 2009, was the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, shut down?

A
A bird dropped some bread into it
B
An overheating atomic pile
C
A strike by scientists
D
An outbreak of swine flu
Select from the options above.
6

Rickets is caused by a deficiency in which vitamin?

A
A
B
C
C
D
D
B1
Select from the options above.
7

Where in the human body is the coccyx?

A
In the ear
B
At the base of the skull
C
At the base of the spine
D
In the ankle
Select from the options above.
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