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Science Quiz #432

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 April 2017

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1

What colour is pure sulphur?

A
Violet
B
Blue
C
Brown
D
Yellow
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2

In a Nature Ecology & Evolution 1 report published in 2017, mussels living around extreme deep-sea hydrothermal vents and methane seeps had genes which strengthened what?

A
Stability in protein structures
B
Resistance to heat
C
Ability to process toxic chemicals
D
Stability in protein structures, toxin removal from cells, greatly stronger immune system
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3

What will be affected by a HALO operation?

A
Glaucoma
B
Hair growth on the crown of the head
C
Varicose veins in the lower legs
D
Piles
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4

Which of these is a variety of igneous rock consisting of large-grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a fine-grained feldspathic matrix or groundmass?

A
Porphyry
B
Powhiri
C
Parsimony
D
Pharmacy
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5

Georges Leopold Cuvier is associated with which science?

A
Astronomy
B
Astro-physics
C
Hydraulics
D
Paleontology
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6

In what number system would the statement "1 + 1 = 10" be true?

A
None
B
Quadratic
C
Tertiary
D
Binary
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7

The Idiot Fruit, or Idiot Tree, was thought to be extinct in the mid 19th century but in 1971 one was rediscovered. How?

A
The wood was found in a firewood pile in Northern Territory, Australia
B
Cavers found it in a new cave in the Jenolan Caves in New South Wales, Australia
C
Its poisonous seeds were found in the stomachs of dying cattle in Queensland, Australia
D
A flowering branch drifted ashore in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
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