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Science Quiz #459

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 November 2017

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Abyssinian, Balinese, British Shorthair, Birman, Bombay, Burmese, California Spangled, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, Himalayan, Japanese Bobtail and Javanese are all breeds of what?

A
Dog
B
Cat
C
Horse
D
Pig
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2

Which of these is a dog, of which there are several breeds, including English, German, American, South African, Brazilian, Spanish, Pyrenean, Neapolitan, Nebolish, Anatolian, Tibetan, French, Japanese and Korean?

A
Tariff
B
Sheriff
C
Bailiff
D
Mastiff
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3

What is one thing which distinguishes narwhals from dolphins and most other whales?

A
They have teeth
B
Their neck vertebrae are jointed, not fused
C
They have no dorsal fin
D
They are Antarctic predators
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4

What is someone who has podophilia attracted to?

A
Plants
B
Children
C
Feet
D
Public speaking
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5

What phenomenon was discovered by Frenchman Joseph Fourier in 1824, reliably experimented on by Irishman John Tyndall in 1858, and first reported quantitatively by Swede Svante Arrhenius in 1896?

A
Gravity
B
The greenhouse effect
C
Photosynthesis
D
Planetary orbits are affected by other planets
Select from the options above.
6

The highest temperature at which a liquid can have a stable existence is known as what?

A
Float
B
Stasis
C
Liquidity
D
Boiling point
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7

What was the principle laid down in Adam Smith's "Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" published in 1776?

A
Business and trade should be controlled by government intervention
B
The world's population is increasing faster than its ability to produce food
C
Business and trade should not be hampered by government intervention
D
Industrialisation is the only means to economic prosperity
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