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Science Quiz #368

Science and Nature Quiz for 3 February 2016

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Which seabird that ranges widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific has the largest wingspan of any existing birds?

A
Belcher's gull
B
Albatross
C
Cormorant
D
Kittiwake
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2

What is the next number in the series 1, 8, 27, 64, 125?

A
218
B
343
C
512
D
216
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3

What is the name for the unit of work done by a force of 1 dyne moving through a distance of 1 centimetre?

A
Watt
B
Erg
C
Therblig
D
Horsepower
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4

What is a common feature of komodo dragons, aphids, and whiptail lizards?

A
They are indigenous to Indonesia
B
Live birth
C
They can survive for several months without water
D
The ability to reproduce asexually
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5

What is the world's largest rodent?

A
Rabbit
B
Beaver
C
Capybara
D
Dingo
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6

Although the speed of light is a constant 186,000 miles per second (299,792,458 metres per second) when passing through a vacuum, it slows in dense mediums. What is the densest of these mediums, i.e. slows light the most?

A
Water
B
A gas of bosons (Bose–Einstein condensates) at near absolute zero
C
Diamond
D
Glass
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7

In the human body, the adrenal glands are directly above which organ?

A
Lungs
B
Spleen
C
Heart
D
Kidney
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