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Science Quiz #504

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 September 2018

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1

Where is the habitat of the snail known as the common nerite (Theodoxus fluviatilis)?

A
Alpine streams
B
Tree ferns
C
Deep sea plains
D
Large flowing rivers, and in brackish water
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2

In mathematical terms, what is an integer?

A
Any number which is not negative
B
Any whole number which is not zero
C
A whole number (i.e. without fractions)
D
Any number (whether or not it also contains a fraction)
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3

Which of these is a common synthetic compound that, from 1878 to 1950, was derived from toluene extracted from coal tar?

A
Aluminium
B
Nylon
C
Teflon
D
Saccharin
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4

Where can the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt be found?

Note: This question was updated in April 2022
A
Circling the sun on the far side of the planet Neptune
B
Between the planet Jupiter and the sun
C
In UK fashion design in 2018
D
As part of China's 21st century belt and road initiative
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5

What was the first vaccine to be widely used in the western world developed to provide protection against?

A
Cowpox
B
Smallpox
C
Polio
D
Rabies
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6

If a solution of H2O and NaCl is heated what is the result?

A
Hot salty water
B
Release of HCl and NaOH
C
No change
D
NaCl splits into sodium and chlorine
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7

What is or are characteristics of a squid?

A
Pen and ink
B
Two hearts
C
Hammer and anvil
D
Gills and pints
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