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Science Quiz #372

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 March 2016

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1

Where would halophiles be found?

A
Salt pans
B
Equatorial sea areas
C
Hypersaline lakes
D
Deserts
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2

Which of these is a small rodent found in the alpine regions of Europe, Asia and North America?

A
Mummer
B
Marmoset
C
Mango
D
Marmot
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3

Which fabulous animal is attested to by Pliny around 77 AD , Aristotle around 350 BC and the Bible?

A
Unicorn
B
Minotaur
C
Hydra
D
Moa
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4

The crane fly is also known by what name?

A
Brother Hairy Legs
B
Mummy Fat Legs
C
Sister Hot Legs
D
Daddy Long Legs
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5

What is the name for the inherent property of matter to retain its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by external forces?

A
Inertia
B
Momentum
C
Vector
D
Friction
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6

What system was the spacecraft Rosetta launched on?

A
Ariane
B
MSL
C
Long Now
D
Voyager
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7

What name is given to a class of functional mental disorders involving distress where behaviour is not outside socially acceptable norms?

A
Neurosis
B
Panic
C
Psittacosis
D
Toxemia
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