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Science Quiz #464

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 December 2017

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What is or are the principal element(s), apart from carbon and hydrogen, in mustard gas?

A
Phosphorus and fluorine
B
Chlorine and fluorine
C
Sulphur and chlorine
D
Arsenic and chlorine
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2

Which of these is essential to the production of glass, rayon and cellophane, soaps, detergents, dyeing textiles, water softeners, most photographic film developing agents, and in toothpaste?

A
Calcium fluoride
B
Soda ash
C
Caustic soda
D
Ferrous carbonate
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3

The animal has had legal protection in its country since 1895, and is the only living member of the more than 200 million year old order Rhynchocephalia. What is it?

A
Gila monster
B
Tuatara
C
Lung fish
D
Solenodon
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4

Where is something usually called "dark matter" found?

A
Everywhere in the universe
B
On an artist's palette
C
Round the hydrothermal vents in the Mariana Trench
D
In the heart of a white dwarf star
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5

What is the medical term for abnormally low body temperature?

A
Hyperspatia
B
Hypoglycemia
C
Hyperactivity
D
Hypothermia
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6

The Royal Observatory, from which standard time was recorded, was established in Greenwich in 1676. Where is it now?

A
Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, England
B
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England
C
Dartmoor, Devon, England
D
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
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7

The minute and critically endangered Lemur Leaf Frog, found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia, has unusually long thin legs and what other unusual feature?

A
The females are half the size of the males
B
No webbing between its toes
C
Transparent skin
D
Live birth
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