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Science Quiz #426

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 March 2017

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1

Which of these is a type of Australian dog?

A
Dongo
B
Bingo
C
Dingo
D
Bongo
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2

What amorphous form of graphite or pure carbon is used mainly as a lubricant for machinery?

A
Lard
B
Strychnine
C
Chicken fat
D
Blacklead
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3

Where is it possible to see a solenodon in its native habitat?

A
Borneo and the Philippines
B
Madagascar
C
Cuba and Hispaniola
D
Sri Lanka
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4

What name is given to lung-breathing aquatic mammals such as whales, porpoises and dolphins?

A
Cetacea
B
Corpuscle
C
Carnivore
D
Canapé
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5

What lotion is used to soothe and protect the skin following external irritation?

A
Calamine
B
Camomile
C
Canola
D
Calamansi
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6

Which element, with a melting point of 3,370 degrees C was discovered in 1783 by José and Fausto Elhuyar?

A
Mercury
B
Aluminium
C
Phosphorus
D
Tungsten
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7

What can be a useful tool to detect a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea?

A
Pulse oximeter
B
Oxygen monitor
C
CPAP device
D
Nasal cannula
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