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Science Quiz #413

Science and Nature Quiz for 14 December 2016

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Which animal, exclusively carnivorous, mostly nocturnal, with eyeballs each the same size as its brain, lives only on the islands of south east Asia?

A
Aye-aye
B
Bushbaby
C
Potto
D
Tarsier
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2

Which of these minerals is used in the manufacture of eyeliner?

A
Kohl
B
Coal
C
Kaolin
D
Carbon
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3

What is another name for the second magnitude star "Alpha" in the Little Bear Constellation which is the nearest conspicuous star to the north celestial pole?

A
Dog star
B
Pole star
C
North Star
D
Orion
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4

What is another name for "laughing gas"?

A
Krypton
B
Nitrous oxide
C
Carbon monoxide
D
Hydrogen sulphide
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5

What is a hoatzin?

A
A large pheasant-like bird, native to South America
B
A Brazilian dance
C
A saying of Confucius
D
A small dumpling special to Vietnamese cuisine
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6

What is the sclera?

A
Connective tissue
B
The insulating cover of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord
C
Organic tissue
D
The opaque, fibrous, protective, outer layer of the eye
Select from the options above.
7

What is the name for a straight line drawn from the centre of a circle to the circumference?

A
Arc
B
Diameter
C
Radius
D
Tangent
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