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Science Quiz #508

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 October 2018

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1

What is or are the mandible(s)?

A
The jaw or beak
B
Sand used for creating a religious symbol
C
Tool for peeling citrus fruit
D
Chewing teeth
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2

What is the name for a period that occurs about every 11 years when the sun's magnetic field lines are the most distorted?

A
Solar years
B
Sun spots
C
Jeroboams
D
Solar maximum
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3

Although it had a number of variably practical predecessors what was invented, and is still in use, in 1913?

Note: This question was updated in February 2019
A
Jet engine
B
Scotch tape
C
Zip fastener
D
Neoprene
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4

What is the next in the series H, He, Li, Be, B ...?

A
Al
B
Ca
C
C
D
Ne
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5

The yellow-brown South American fruit maracuya is more widely known in Europe and Australasia as what?

A
Guava
B
Rumberry
C
Passionfruit
D
Pineapple
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6

What do the pika who live on the high dry cold Tibetan plains most closely resemble?

A
Rabbits or hares
B
Bison
C
Antelopes
D
Lemmings
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7

Jiggers, or chigoe or sand fleas (Tunga penetrans), are a small parasite found mostly where on the body?

A
Tails
B
Eyelashes
C
Hair
D
Feet
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