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Science Quiz #499

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 August 2018

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1

Which of these is a plane tree?

A
Cypress
B
Cedar
C
Sycamore
D
Larch
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2

About how often does our solar system orbit around the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way?

A
5 million years
B
1 year
C
2 million years
D
250 million years
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3

What do the Australian native animals the Wombat and the spiny horned Thorny Devil (or Dragon), have in common?

A
They are both marsupials
B
They eat termites
C
They live in arid rocky plains
D
They nest and reproduce underground
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4

What is the name for the lump in a human throat?

A
Gary's Grape
B
Barry's Banana
C
Peter's Peach
D
Adam's Apple
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5

What satellite, launched by NASA aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral on 10 July 1962, was built as part of a multi-national agreement between AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, NASA, the British General Post Office, and the French National PTT (Post, Telegraph & Telecom Office)?

A
WorldCom
B
Hot Bird
C
Telstar
D
Intelsat
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6

A courgette is a small variety of what?

A
Bouquet
B
Carrot
C
Horse
D
Marrow
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7

What was the "endless screw", credited to Archimedes in the 3rd century BCE, designed to do?

A
Mill wheat
B
Pump sewage
C
Lift heavy wieghts
D
Transfer motion from one device to another
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