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Science Quiz #492

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 June 2018

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1

What type of dog is a pekingese?

A
Toy dog
B
Gun dog
C
Sheep dog
D
Retriever
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2

What colour is a velella's upper structure?

A
Orange
B
Vivid dark blue
C
Scarlet
D
Grass-green
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3

How often does the Earth's moon totally eclipse its sun from the standpoint of somewhere on the Earth's surface, i.e. a total solar eclipse?

A
Once in 99 years
B
Every 12 or 18 months approximately
C
Once in 40 years
D
Every 7 years
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4

What does "differential" measure in the mathematical discipline of calculus?

A
Steps in an equation
B
Difference between two known quantities
C
Rate of increase
D
A tiny or infinitesimal change in the value of a variable
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5

The bitter aromatic bark from the Angostura tree is most used as a remedy for what?

A
Head colds
B
Bilious diarrhoea, dysentery, constipation, fever, and dropsy
C
Difficulties in birth, or to procure an abortion
D
Stuttering
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6

Which of these signs of the zodiac has no horns?

A
Taurus
B
Aquarius
C
Aries
D
Capricorn
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7

What is the next in this series: 3.1, 95, 98, 98SE, ...

A
2000
B
2005
C
98XP
D
100GT
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