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Science Quiz #436

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 May 2017

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1

What distinguishes a bearded vulture, or ossifrage?

A
It drops bones from height onto stones to break them
B
A long white ruff
C
Feathers above its beak
D
It nests on the plains and lowlands
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2

What is the name given to something used to compress an artery to control bleeding?

A
Gavotte
B
Soubriquet
C
Garrotte
D
Tourniquet
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3

According to an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) study published in 2017, what is the source of up to 30% of the ‘plastic soup’ in the world’s oceans?

A
Tiny plastic bits washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres
B
Collars from packs of drink cans
C
One-time-use plastic bags
D
Fishing nets
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4

Which of these is not a perfect number?

A
28
B
6
C
494
D
8,128
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5

Where is a lunula found?

A
Circling a small planet
B
At the base of the nails of a person's hands and feet
C
On a bean
D
In the back of the mouth
Select from the options above.
6

How far are the early effects of a myocardial infarction often felt?

A
Exclusively in the chest
B
Chest, shoulder, arms, back, neck, jaw, and upper stomach
C
Chest and left arm
D
Chest, and left arm and shoulder
Select from the options above.
7

How is Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated?

A
Weight related to age
B
Girth of the upper arm related to age
C
Weight related to height
D
Girth of the upper arm related to height
Select from the options above.
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