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Science Quiz #477

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 March 2018

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What was called "dephlogisticated air" by Joseph Priestley when he isolated it in 1774?

A
Hydrogen
B
Methane
C
Oxygen
D
Helium
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2

What is a more common name for the umbilicus?

A
Loose skin at the back of the throat
B
Navel
C
Tonsil
D
Sweat gland under the arm
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3

Which constellation lies between the Centaur's foot and the Southern ecliptic pole?

A
Aquarius
B
Orion
C
Chamaeleon
D
Capricorn
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4

What is the term for the greenish oxide formed on copper?

A
Gravel
B
Rust
C
Verdigris
D
Grease
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5

Roughly how many days does it take the moon to orbit the earth?

A
27
B
365
C
14
D
45
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6

Which flowering plant in the pea family, cultivated as feed for cattle, horses, sheep, and goats, is known in the UK, Australia and New Zealand as lucerne, as lucerne grass in south Asia and as Kuthirai Masal in Tamil?

A
Clover
B
Alfalfa
C
Corn
D
Wheat
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7

Where do jelly-like beroe ctenophora live?

A
Sewer systems
B
Deep sea
C
In the gills of fungi
D
Still bodies of fresh water
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