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Science Quiz #462

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 November 2017

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The Wellcome Apocalypse, a major German textbook from around 1420, has a detailed and previously unusual (for a European textbook) section dealing with what?

A
Making telescopes
B
Italian cooking
C
Islam
D
Women's medicine
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2

The Flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) is small, elaborately shaped, spectacularly colourful, and also what?

A
Venomous
B
Poisonous
C
Hermaphrodite
D
Found primarily in Antarctic waters
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3

The Dunnart, Bandicoot, Cuscus and Potoroo are native to which country?

A
Canada
B
Brazil
C
South Africa
D
Australia
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4

What is a Quagga?

A
A group of political lobbyists
B
A type of zebra, now extinct
C
A semi-independent government organisation
D
An energetic and distant galaxy with an active galactic nucleus
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5

The word "vascular" is associated with what?

A
Blood vessels
B
Feet
C
Elbows
D
Teeth
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6

With what does the 12th century Trotula deal?

A
Gynaecology
B
Equine physiology
C
Medicine specific to women
D
Herbal lore
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7

What is the sum of the digits of the product of any number between 1 & 9 multiplied by 9?

A
9
B
10
C
6
D
3
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