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Science Quiz #371

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 February 2016

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1

What was developed for military purposes by Sir Robert Watson-Watt from 1935?

A
Sonar
B
Gunpowder
C
Binoculars
D
Radar
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2

Which of these branches of zoology is to do with the study of insects?

A
Taxonomy
B
Behavioural ecology
C
Entomology
D
Ichthyology
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3

What is taxonomy?

A
The avoidance of paying a contribution to a nation's revenue
B
The art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals
C
The science of the classification of living and extinct organisms
D
The art of cooking a Mexican dish of meat etc. in a folded or rolled tortilla
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4

What type of plant is "stinkhorn"?

A
Beech tree
B
Moss
C
Flowering shrub
D
Fungus
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5

How many toes does a llama have?

A
10
B
12
C
8
D
16
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6

What does "plantigrade" mean?

A
A style of walking, with toes and foot bones flat on the ground
B
A botanical classification system
C
The plantain family
D
Plants used in heraldry
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7

What can be defined as "the resistance to motion when two bodies in contact are moved away from each other"?

A
Inertia
B
Momentum
C
Friction
D
Romance
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