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Science Quiz #449

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 August 2017

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Late in July 2009, what phenomenon affected the daily lives of people in the cities of Chengdu, Chongquing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, China?

A
Solar eclipse
B
Earthquake
C
Tsunami
D
Volcanic eruption
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2

Which constellation is just below the feet of The Great Bear?

A
Andromeda
B
Leo
C
Orion
D
Pisces
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3

What is the name for the position in the orbit of a heavenly body when it is nearest the sun?

A
Perimason
B
Perigee
C
Perihelion
D
Permeation
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4

Which is the mode in the list: 1, 2, 2, 5, 9 and 17?

A
5
B
3.5
C
6
D
2
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5

Which of these is a parrot that inhabits Australia and the Malay archipelago?

A
Kokako
B
Cockatoo
C
Swedish Blue
D
Tasmanian Devil
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6

Where is the Humboldt Sea?

A
In Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan
B
Just south of Greenland
C
In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents
D
On the Moon
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7

What is claustrophobia the fear of?

A
People with the surname "Barbie"
B
Men with beards dressed in red at Christmas
C
The Beatles "Revolver" album cover
D
Confined spaces
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