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Science Quiz #387

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 June 2016

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What would you expect to find in the Materials Library, opened at UCL in London, UK, in March 2013?

A
A collection of the most unusual materials in the world, and a studio for hands-on research
B
Textbooks for specialist fabric research
C
Samples of world textiles and weaving techniques
D
Samples of advanced and sustainable materials and processes
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2

The virus myxomatosis has been deliberately introduced into agricultural areas to achieve what?

A
Elimination of didymo in waterways
B
Control of the fungus ergot in rye
C
Slaughter of the local rabbit population
D
Control of earthworm-eating rodents
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3

For a constant sound wave, what is the time interval between successive crests per second called?

A
Wavelength
B
Amplitude
C
Frequency
D
Power
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4

A form of invasive toxic freshwater algal bloom known as blue-green is caused by what?

A
Egeria densa
B
Didymosphenia geminata
C
Cyanobacteria
D
Viridrillia cervina
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5

What term is used to refer to moths and butterflies?

A
Chrysalises
B
Arachnids
C
Beetles
D
Lepidoptera
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6

What is the name for an intermittent hot spring, characterised by violent explosive eruptions of steam and boiling water, alternating with quiet periods?

A
Moraine
B
Lava
C
Geyser
D
Sulphur
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7

In Israel in 2009, what did they call the world outbreak of swine flu?

A
Mexico flu
B
Cat scratch fever
C
SARS
D
The English Disease
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