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Science Quiz #434

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 May 2017

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1

Where is the Atlas Moth usually found?

A
Southeast Asia and the Malay archipelago
B
Madagascar
C
Argentina
D
Australia
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2

Mesons have an extremely brief life span, but when they exist where are they most likely to be found?

A
Hovering over a flowing stream
B
In an atom
C
Underneath an Arctic ice shelf
D
In the centre of a whirlpool
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3

In May 2016 the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published guidelines for what?

A
Monitoring ocean pollution
B
Biodiversity monitoring
C
Managing protected areas in the face of climate change
D
Recreation of extinct species
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4

For what is Sir Henry Bessemer famous?

A
Discovering a process for making cellophane
B
Developing a process for the manufacture of steel
C
Inventing the modern machine gun
D
Isolating the gene that determines blood type in humans
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5

Charcoal production requires burning of wood in conditions with substantially reduced what?

A
Oxygen
B
Moisture
C
Carbon dioxide
D
Heat
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6

Where is the forest cover known as taiga likely to be found?

A
Across the north of North America, Alaska, Eurasia and Russia
B
At the equator
C
Across north China
D
Central Africa
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7

What product is derived from the distillation of wood, coal and shale?

A
Methylated spirits
B
Turpentine
C
Creosote
D
China clay
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