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Science Quiz #369

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 February 2016

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1

Which of these is not an animal native to Australia?

A
Platypus
B
Koala
C
Capybara
D
Kangaroo
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2

The spiny leguminous plant called furze is also known as what?

A
Cabbage tree
B
Alfalfa
C
Prickly pear
D
Gorse
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3

What device did French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville patent in 1857?

A
Graphophone
B
Biophongraph
C
Phonautograph
D
Phonograph
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4

Which of these is not one of the 4 kinds of bacteria?

A
Fungus
B
Coccus
C
Bacillus
D
Gladiolus
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5

What is a kinkajou?

A
Small cat-like animal from South America
B
Bird that migrates between north and south Africa
C
Tree growing mostly in Asia
D
Ancient Chinese instrument of torture
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6

Which birds from around Papua New Guinea and brought to Europe were believed never to land and to be kept aloft by their plumes, because native traders had removed the wings and feet from the specimens?

A
Hornbill
B
Hooded Pitohui
C
Cassowary
D
Bird of Paradise
Select from the options above.
7

What wood, a member of the walnut family, is often used in making tool handles, wheel spokes, drumsticks, lacrosse stick handles and skis?

A
Oak
B
Ash
C
Hickory
D
Willow
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