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Science Quiz #461

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 November 2017

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1

Seagrasses are noted for what?

A
Their ability to grow along the sea shore
B
They are the only true flowering plants to grow fully submerged in sea water
C
They are submerged by the sea at high tides
D
They can grow below a depth of 1000 fathoms (1800 m) or more
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2

What was first demonstrated by Alexander Graham Bell at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876?

A
Teleprinter
B
Television
C
Telephone
D
Telepathy
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3

What is a holobiont?

A
An animal in its complete medical, mental and social context
B
A superorganism
C
A fertilised egg which has been completely divided into distinct parts
D
Any fungus, muticellular protist, animal or plant
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4

How many fence posts are required to surround a field that is 12 metres square, if a post must be provided every metre?

A
48
B
47
C
24
D
25
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5

In economics, what is TWI?

A
Trade Weighted Index
B
Trans World Incorporation
C
Trending While Intransigent
D
Taxation World Index
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6

On which planet is Olympus Mons?

A
Uranus
B
Jupiter
C
Mars
D
Venus
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7

Which of these is a rodent?

A
Squirrel
B
Skunk
C
Wallaby
D
Siamese cat
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