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Science Quiz #465

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 December 2017

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What does commensalism between two organisms imply about them?

A
One benefits while the other is harmed
B
Both benefit from each other
C
One is harmed while the other is unaffected
D
One benefits from the other without affecting it
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2

What is the name for the 225 million years that it takes the sun to go around the galaxy?

A
Cosmic year
B
Solar year
C
Leap year
D
Annual stipend
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3

For what is a slide rule meant to be used in schools?

A
Playing cricket
B
Mathematical calculation
C
Hitting rule breakers
D
A slide in the playground
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4

Who discovered the two moons of Mars in 1877?

A
Herschel
B
Galileo
C
Asaph Hall
D
Cassini
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5

Where is the natural habitat of the Steller's sea cow?

A
Western Pacific Ocean
B
Bering Sea
C
None, it is extinct
D
Southwest Africa
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6

Which is the smallest European carnivore by weight?

A
Weasel
B
Otter
C
Stoat
D
Hedgehog
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7

What organisation, set up to encourage scientific research, was founded in 1648 and obtained a charter from King Charles II in 1660?

A
Newton Committee
B
National Geographic
C
Royal Society
D
Naked Science
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