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Science Quiz #470

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 January 2018

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1

What is a group of stars called?

A
Condensation
B
Constipation
C
Constellation
D
Confrontation
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2

What is "chalcedony"?

A
A naturally magnetised mineral
B
Bankruptcy court
C
A flowering herb
D
A form of silica, composed of quartz and moganite
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3

One of the most endangered mammals lives only in 2 square kilometres of remnant rainforest on Hainan Island in the South China Sea. Which animal is it?

A
The red slender loris (Loris tardigradus)
B
Sibree's dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus sibreei)
C
The large-antlered muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis)
D
The Hainan black crested gibbon (Nomascus hainanus)
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4

What material is the narwhal's horn?

A
Bone
B
Ivory
C
Hair
D
Hardened skin
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5

Which animal was specially bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals?

A
Dachshund
B
Wirehaired terrier
C
Ferret
D
Glutton
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6

Which of these is not one of the great apes?

A
Chimpanzee
B
Gibbon
C
Gorilla
D
Orangutan
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7

What is orf?

A
Alopecia in goats and sheep
B
A form of mediaeval instrumental music
C
A viral skin infection, primarily in sheep and goats
D
Ecclesiastical script
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