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Science Quiz #415

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 December 2016

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When infection with Epstein–Barr virus occurs during adolescence what can it cause?

A
Ruptured eardrums
B
Anaemia
C
Infectious mononucleosis
D
Gout
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2

Which of these under the 2010 European directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes are protected from experimentation?

A
All of these
B
Endangered species
C
Wild animals
D
Stray or feral domestic animals
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3

The stoop, or dive, of which bird can reach more than 330 km/h (205 mph)?

A
Gyrfalcon
B
Eurasian Hobby
C
Golden Eagle
D
Peregrine
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4

Which of these is a short haired odd-toed vegetarian mammal native to Central and South America and Southeast Asia?

A
Marmoset
B
Sloth
C
Tapir
D
Capybara
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5

What is the triangular part of a horse's hoof?

A
Frog
B
Hare
C
Rabbit
D
Dog
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6

What was the name of the two spacecraft that photographed the planet Saturn in 1980 and 1981?

A
Magellan
B
Voyager
C
Mariner
D
Viking
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7

What word is applied to someone who is equally capable with both hands?

A
Bipolar
B
Ambidextrous
C
Mainlining
D
Amplified
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