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Science Quiz #521

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 January 2019

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What is the sum of 2 + 2 squared + 2 cubed + 2 to the power of 4 - 2 to the power of 5?

A
1
B
-2
C
0
D
2
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2

What is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes, that were named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus?

A
Protea
B
Bougainvillea
C
Hydrangea
D
Geranium
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3

Which of these was not one of the first three countries to receive an internationalised country code top-level domain (i.e. that employs a non Latin alphabet) in the Internet Domain Name System?

A
Bulgaria
B
Egypt
C
Saudi Arabia
D
United Arab Emirates
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4

About how long does it take for the moon to make one orbit of the Earth?

A
27 days
B
1 day
C
365 days
D
183 days
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5

Which is (very) slightly acid forming?

A
Soy milk
B
Raw cow's milk
C
Raw goat's milk
D
Pasteurised cow's milk
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6

What is a sternum?

A
Chest bone
B
Crewman stationed at the rear of a ship
C
Term applied by British lawyers to unsympathetic judges
D
Star shaped symbol
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Australopithecus sediba, an early hominid, whose only discovered remains date to 1.78 to 1.95 million years ago, is known from two partial skeletons discovered where?

A
France
B
Australia
C
South Africa
D
Arizona, USA
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