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Science Quiz #484

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 April 2018

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In addition to its meaning in chemical terms, what is wolfram?

A
A breed of dog
B
A computer language
C
A chess gambit
D
A type of orchid
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2

What colour does red litmus paper turn when in contact with alkaline?

A
Black
B
Blue
C
Green
D
Amber
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3

Where is a bobbit worm found?

A
In alpine meadows
B
In marshland
C
In coral reefs or the ocean floor
D
By the sea
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4

What does Fermat's Last Theorem relate to?

A
Pathology
B
Trigonometry
C
Sociology
D
Number Theory
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5

Mercury, sulphur and salts of mercury and arsenic are discussed in ancient Chinese texts in relation to what?

A
Assassins' tools needing remedies
B
The Elixir of Life
C
Imperial cosmetics
D
Fertilisers
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6

A non-slip leather historically used for some book bindings and in the hilts and scabbards of swords and daggers is made from the skin of horse or asses, or what other animals?

A
Sharks or rays
B
Turkeys
C
Camels
D
Crocodiles
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7

Where does a wombat usually nest?

A
Beside a termite mound
B
Up a tree
C
Under water
D
In a burrow
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