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Science Quiz #396

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 August 2016

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1

What is the name for an expert on reptiles?

A
Herpetologist
B
Iguanologist
C
Lisanthropist
D
Alligheny
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2

Normally called a wolverine in North America, what is the largest carnivorous mammal in the weasel family, which, it is said, has a habit of hiding articles which are no use to it?

A
Gourmand
B
Glutton
C
Epicure
D
Hungary
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3

Which of these is a slender-billed wading bird related to the stork?

A
Ibis
B
Ibex
C
Ibanez
D
Isis
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4

Which of these birds can fly?

A
Eagle
B
Kiwi
C
Emu
D
Ostrich
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5

Which species of llama from Peru and Chile is known for its soft, fine hair?

A
Angora
B
Veruca
C
Vicuna
D
Taffeta
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6

What is the name for an alcoholic preparation of opium widely used in the 18th and 19th centuries to treat a number of different complaints?

A
Laburnum
B
Laudanum
C
Londinium
D
Laudanosine
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7

What or who is Hale-Bopp?

A
20th century mathematician
B
Comet
C
Hard rock musician
D
Parasitic vine from Mozambique
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