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Science Quiz #398

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 August 2016

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1

A hectare is roughly the size of which of these?

A
Twice the floor space of the White House
B
Twice the size of a cricket ground
C
20 singles tennis courts
D
A quarter of the floor space of Buckingham Palace
Select from the options above.
2

Which mosquito-borne virus, though known since 1947, caused concern during outbreaks in 2015 and 2016 particularly for its suspected effect on foetuses?

A
Zika
B
Dengue
C
Chikungunya
D
Ebola
Select from the options above.
3

What is the usual food source for a hoatzin?

A
Leaves and buds
B
Krill
C
Ants
D
Insect larvae
Select from the options above.
4

What is one of the distinguishing features of a hoatzin?

A
An extra vertebra in its neck
B
A double taproot
C
An off-set beak
D
A digestive system that ferments vegetation
Select from the options above.
5

Which part of the chilli is the hottest?

A
Skin
B
Stalk
C
Seed
D
Root
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is a tree disease spread by beetles?

A
German Oak Disease
B
Dutch Elm Disease
C
Belgian Ash Disease
D
Australian Willow Disease
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is an acute fatal disease of the nervous system characterised by convulsions and paralysis of all muscles?

A
Ebola
B
Trypanosomiasis
C
Rabies
D
Tuberculosis
Select from the options above.
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