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Science Quiz #448

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 August 2017

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The American Yorkshire, Beijing Black, British Lop, Danish Landrace, Gloucestershire Old Spots, Iberian, Lacombe, Meishan, Mulefoot, Saddleback, Vietnamese Potbelly and Yanan are all types of what?

A
Pigs
B
Sheep
C
Goat
D
Cheese
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2

In the acronym NTSC, used in the television industry, what does the "S" stand for?

A
System
B
Standard
C
Symposium
D
Sandford
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3

What is a boson?

A
A ship's officer
B
An elementary particle
C
A musical instrument
D
A bout of heavy rain
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4

Where is saxifrage usually found?

A
As a parasite on hardwood trees
B
Draped down rock faces
C
Underwater in estuaries
D
Growing close to the ground, often among rocks
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5

What is one of the characteristics of social organisation among the East African naked mole rat?

A
Families dig burrows close together in villages and share broodcare and guard duties
B
They are solitary, associating only to mate
C
Groups, or prides, consist of a single male and several females and nursing young
D
Colonies have a single productive female, or queen
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6

Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in what year?

A
1952
B
2001
C
1882
D
1701
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7

Which is a bio-mass, renewable, energy resource?

A
ABE
B
Jatrophin
C
Bagasse
D
Silage
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