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Science Quiz #407

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 November 2016

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1

What is the area of a triangle whose sides are 5, 12 and 13 inches long?

A
98 square inches
B
78 square inches
C
30 square inches
D
32.5 square inches
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2

What ampihibia are native to Europe and Asia, with 4 fingers and five toes, one species of which ejects a white poisonous fluid from the glands in the skin?

A
Cobra
B
Tuatara
C
Salamander
D
Tapir
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3

What is dichlor-diphenyl-trichlorethane used for?

A
Headaches
B
Party pills
C
Insecticide
D
Preventing nappy rash
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4

What was developed at the Bell Telephone Company under the direction of Dr William Shockley?

A
Transformer
B
Transistor
C
Compact disc
D
Mobile telephone
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5

The Californian fly Helaeomyia petrolei is most likely to develop its larvae in which of these habitats?

A
Pohutukawa trees, New Zealand
B
Gobi Desert, China
C
La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles
D
The Dead Sea, Palestine
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is a small monkey found in Columbia and Brazil?

A
Marmoset
B
Marmot
C
Mango
D
Mummer
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7

In 2013 a new gene-editing system was discovered which offered an alternative to protein-based targeting. What was it called?

A
PAM
B
TALEN
C
Zinc Finger
D
CRISPR
Select from the options above.
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