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Science Quiz #495

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 July 2018

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1

Where are cinerarias usually found?

A
As part of a cloud formation
B
Under pebbles in small mountain streams
C
In the human colon
D
In a garden
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2

How does the World Health Organisation (WHO) define health?

A
The absence of disease or infirmity
B
A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
C
A state of physical well-being
D
The absence of disease
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3

What unit of work represents the work done to overcome a force of 1 dyne through a distance of 1 centimetre?

A
Therblig
B
Erg
C
Joule
D
Grunt
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4

To what does the title of Jules Verne's novel, usually translated as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", refer?

A
Repeated surfacing and diving techniques
B
Exploration of the Mariana Trench
C
The distance travelled while under the sea
D
Union of the many different peoples of the Earth
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5

What is the common name of the endangered Techmarscincus jigurru, usually found above 1400 m on the slopes of Queensland's highest mountains, which was discovered in 1981?

A
The McKee Sœur butterfly
B
The Atalie Colman salamander
C
The Bartle Frere skink
D
The Sheana Marjoram
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is a trumpet shaped, widely-cultivated genus of flowering plants of South American origin?

A
Gladioli
B
Petunia
C
Ranuncula
D
Hydrangea
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7

How many seconds are there in an hour?

A
10,000
B
168
C
3,600
D
60
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