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Science Quiz #380

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 April 2016

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What sea creature living in the Arctic has a tapering tusk, spirally grooved, 2 to 3 metres (7 to 10 feet) long?

A
Narwhal
B
Beluga whale
C
Sperm whale
D
Uniwhale
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2

Which gas is likely to be present in a light bulb?

A
Argon
B
Xenon
C
Krypton
D
Methane
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3

What is the electrical capacitance which 1 coulomb of electricity will charge to a capacity of 1 volt?

A
Farad
B
Ohm
C
Erg
D
Watt
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4

What is a common characteristic of the Titicaca Grebe, the Greater Rhea, the Inaccessible Island Rail, and the Campbell Teal?

A
They are flightless birds
B
They are native to northern hemisphere countries
C
They are carnivorous birds
D
They have wry beaks
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5

What is the name of the model for the formation and evolution of the solar system first developed in the 18th century by Emanuel Swedenborg, Immanuel Kant, and Pierre-Simon Laplace?

A
Gravitational collapse exposition
B
Nebular hypothesis
C
Giant molecular cloud theory
D
Big bang theory
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6

Which of these has the most legs?

A
Parrot
B
Ant
C
Spider
D
Horse
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7

What is the common term for "pre-patellar bursitis"?

A
Athlete's foot
B
Tennis elbow
C
Achilles heel
D
Housemaids knee
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