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Science Quiz #438

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 June 2017

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1

Passiflora edulis, a vine native to South America, is also called passionfruit, maracujá or maracuyá in South America, liliko╩╗i in Hawaii and by what name in South Africa?

A
Granadilla
B
Kumquat
C
Avocado
D
Protea
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2

The Homestake Experiment in the late 1960s was designed to observe what?

A
Solar neutrinos
B
Beta decay
C
Treatment of Alzheimer's
D
The results of chemical weapons tests
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3

What shape are the 12 faces of a regular dodecahedron?

A
Pentagons
B
Triangles
C
Squares
D
Hexagons
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4

What was invented by Elias Howe in 1846 and improved by Isaac Merritt Singer?

A
Weaving loom
B
Dishwasher
C
Sewing machine
D
Sausage-making machine
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5

How does the Killifish, Kryptolebias marmoratus, respond to times when water is low?

A
Lays extra eggs and buries them deep in the remaining mud
B
It buries itself below mud
C
It develops legs and migrates to deeper water
D
It alters its biology to enable it to breathe air and hides in hollow trunks above water
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6

The small blind golden air-breathing catfish, clarias cavernicola, is found only in one place which is a vast underground lake entered from which feature?

A
Craighead Caverns in Tennessee, USA
B
The Dragon's Breath, or Algamas, Cave in Namibia
C
Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China
D
Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, UK
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7

Which of these is a breed of horse?

A
Dark horse
B
Part horse
C
Quarter horse
D
One horse
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