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Science Quiz #443

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 July 2017

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Where was the world's most powerful recorded volcanic eruption?

A
Mt Aso, Kyoto, Japan
B
Krakatoa, 1883
C
Tambora, 1815
D
Thera (Santorini) around 1470 BC
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2

Which of these is a rodent?

A
Gerbil
B
Corgi
C
Giraffe
D
Cobra
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3

What best describes the asteroid Cruithne's orbit around Earth?

A
Tightly wound kidney-bean shaped spiral
B
Circular
C
Elliptical
D
Eccentric
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4

What is the usual diet of armadillos?

A
Lizards
B
Insects, grubs, ants and similar
C
Roots
D
Other small mammals
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5

What is a key source of energy in humans?

A
Structural polysaccharides
B
Glucose
C
Vitamin B
D
Ethanol
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6

The yellow, brown and red pigments known as ochres are oxides of which metal?

A
Chlorine
B
Magnesium
C
Iron
D
Aluminium
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7

What important discovery was made in 1964 by radio astronomers Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson?

A
Cosmic microwave background radiation
B
The earth goes around the sun, not the other way around
C
The solar system is moving in space
D
Pluto can not be regarded as a true planet
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