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Science Quiz #512

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 November 2018

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1

The rings of which planet were first detected in 1980 but only identified in 1989 by the Voyager 2 spacecraft? .

A
Neptune
B
Jupiter
C
Saturn
D
Uranus
Select from the options above.
2

What purpose do a shark's dermal denticles serve?

A
To increase its ability to hold prey once seized
B
To strengthen and protect its skin against injury, and aid in streamlining
C
To ward off parasites
D
To increase buoyancy
Select from the options above.
3

What is the standard measure of quantity used in the oil production industry?

A
Barrel
B
Tonne
C
Sack
D
Cubic foot
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4

Kinematics is the study of what?

A
Tactile learning
B
Filming technique
C
Geometry of motion
D
Ways for businesses to improve performance through learning and technology
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5

Which of these is true of adders?

A
They give birth to live young
B
They are non-venomous
C
They use snail shells as homes
D
They can erect a frill behind their head when alarmed
Select from the options above.
6

In January 2005 the Huygens Probe landed on what?

A
Titan, Saturn's largest moon
B
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
C
Phobos 2, one of Mars's moons
D
Saturn
Select from the options above.
7

The fruit of which plant, endemic to the island of Socotra, or Soqotra, between the Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Sea, is known to be used as a treatment for sores and wounds?

A
Succulent fig
B
Socotran pomegranate
C
Socotran Frankincense Tree
D
Cucumber Tree
Select from the options above.
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