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Science Quiz #435

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 May 2017

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1

Which of these is the fear of fire?

A
Xenophobia
B
Claustrophobia
C
Agoraphobia
D
Pyrophobia
Select from the options above.
2

In total, how many moons do the 4 planets closest to the sun have?

A
10
B
12
C
1
D
3
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3

What is the colloquial name for the trefoil plant?

A
Shamrock
B
Gladioli
C
Orchid
D
Cabbage
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4

How heavy is a US ton?

A
2,400 pounds (1,089 kilograms)
B
2,205 pounds (1,000 kilograms)
C
2,000 pounds (907 kilograms)
D
2,240 pounds (1,016 kilograms)
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5

Generally how saline are tears?

A
Maximum 5% salt by weight
B
Maximum 1% salt by weight
C
Maximum 0.01% salt by weight
D
Maximum 10% salt by weight
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6

Which is a lammergeier's normal habitat?

A
Greenland
B
The Andes Mountains in Peru
C
New Zealand
D
Ethiopian highlands
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7

What is a white dwarf star?

A
A small, relatively cool and long-lived star
B
The collapsed core of a large (10–29 solar masses) star
C
A medium to small size star which has burnt all its fuel and collapsed
D
A body somewhere between a gas giant planet and a very small star
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