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Science Quiz #447

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 August 2017

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1

What is pedal oedema?

A
Swollen tissues in the foot
B
Seized up bicycle equipment
C
Bunions
D
Children's colic
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2

Hunted to extinction in the wild in the early 20th century in Europe, wisent, now re-introduced in some areas, are more usually known as what?

A
European boar
B
European wolf
C
European bear
D
European bison
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3

A test developed in 1924 by R.L. Smith & G.E. Sandland at Vickers Ltd as an alternative to the Brinell method, is used to measure what?

A
The hardness of materials
B
The viscosity of oil
C
Radiation
D
Rolling resistance
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4

What is the term for the reddish-brown hydrated oxide formed on iron?

A
Derivation
B
Verdigris
C
Scrumpy
D
Rust
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5

Which of these is not a noble gas?

A
Krypton
B
Xenon
C
Hydrogen
D
Helium
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6

Which of these is a plant cultivated for its flowers, which are often tinted with purple, maroon, cerise, pink or red, that attaches itself to structures by tendrils?

A
Sweet William
B
Sweet flag
C
Sweet potato
D
Sweet pea
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7

Where is the Marsh of Decay?

A
On the Moon
B
In the film "Labyrinth" (1986)
C
On Mars
D
Ilkley Moor, England
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