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Science Quiz #491

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 June 2018

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1

Which is almost exclusively the food of the caterpillar of the Monarch Butterfly?

A
Moth Vine
B
Pumpkin
C
Hoya
D
A swan plant or a milkweed
Select from the options above.
2

Where does a shark carry denticles?

A
Along the side of its tongue
B
Along its back
C
All over its skin
D
On the underside of its tail
Select from the options above.
3

What equipment puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis, applying a force perpendicular to the axis, and uses the sedimentation principle to cause heavier particles to move out along the radius?

A
Gravimeter
B
Centrifuge
C
Accelerometer
D
Cyclotron
Select from the options above.
4

A small slender fish (up to 6 ins (150mm)), possibly the most abundant in the oceans and member of a family with 246 species is known as what?

A
Sprats
B
Sardines
C
Lantern fish
D
Anchovies
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these are single-celled organisms of microscopic dimensions?

A
Diphtheria
B
Bacteria
C
Sumeria
D
Cineraria
Select from the options above.
6

Brass, one of the copper alloys, is manufactured using mainly which other metal?

A
Zinc
B
Manganese
C
Mercury
D
Tungsten
Select from the options above.
7

What is the connection between the computer programming language ADA, developed in 1980, and the daughter of poet Lord Byron?

A
The "Dreamworks" film production company
B
A Bugatti
C
Bill Gates
D
Charles Babbage's "analytical engine"
Select from the options above.
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