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Science Quiz #517

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 December 2018

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1

The feet of which are referred to as trotters?

A
Cats
B
Chickens
C
Pigs
D
Horses
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2

Which of these is used as an artificial and concentrated sweetener?

A
Acesulfame potassium
B
Agave nectar
C
Maltodextrin
D
Stevia
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3

Which of these is not the name for a theoretical short cut in space?

A
Worm hole
B
Time warp
C
Black Hole
D
Einstein-Rosen Bridge
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4

In the surveying method called LIDAR, what does the acronym stand for?

A
Light inspection, diversion and ranging
B
Light inversion and distant review
C
Light detection and ranging
D
Light detecting radiowaves
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5

Which of these is the word for an irrational fear of bees?

A
Musophobia
B
Melissophobia
C
Ophidiophobia
D
Scoleciphobia
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6

What is the rich soil known as loess?

A
Rotted leaf mould
B
Rock which has been ground by glacier action
C
Deep sea matter thrown to mountain height by tectonic action
D
An accumulation of wind-blown dust
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7

What proportion of the 206 bones in the human body is contained in the hands and feet?

A
A quarter
B
A third
C
A half
D
Two thirds
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