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Science Quiz #370

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 February 2016

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Which of these is a lizard with a telescopic tongue, viscid lips, eyeballs that move independently, opposible toes and a prehensile tail?

A
Salamander
B
Chameleon
C
Dobermann
D
Komodo Dragon
Select from the options above.
2

What is the name for the temperature at which, theoretically, all molecular activity ceases and chemical reactions become impossible?

A
Ground zero
B
Freezing point
C
Absolute zero
D
Critical mass
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these is a disease caused by a lack of Vitamin B1, characterised by inflammation of the peripheral nerves with subsequent paralysis, dropsy and heart failure?

A
Malaria
B
Mumps
C
Beri-beri
D
Whooping cough
Select from the options above.
4

What characteristic do bezoars, coprolites and gorochana have in common?

A
They are aggregated material which is or has been in the alimentary system
B
They are semi-precious stones
C
They are breeds of goat
D
They are curtain-making materials
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5

Which of these is a sign of the zodiac?

A
Spider
B
Crab
C
Anaconda
D
Condor
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6

The Tiger Quoll, Dibbler and Phascogale are native to which country?

A
Australia
B
Brazil
C
South Africa
D
Argentina
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7

What is the name for a hydrometer which is used for determining the alcoholic strength of liquids?

A
Hygrometer
B
Calorimeter
C
Proof & tralle hydrometer
D
Saccharometer
Select from the options above.
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