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Science Quiz #538

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 May 2019

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1

What is the third planet from the sun?

A
Uranus
B
Saturn
C
Earth
D
Neptune
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2

What carries the blood flow of the human body from the periphery to the right side of the heart?

A
Vein
B
Artery
C
Corpuscle
D
Highway
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3

Which of these is a learned society for science, founded in November 1660, and granted a Royal Charter by King Charles II in 1662, with Lord Brouncker as its first President?

A
Royal Society of Chemistry
B
The Royal Academy of Arts
C
The Geological Society of London
D
The Royal Society
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4

What is the name given to the planet Venus when it appears in the West after sunset?

A
Morning glory
B
Evening Star
C
Drive time host
D
Afternoon delight
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5

What is the name for the meteorites that arrive at earth's atmosphere around mid November?

A
Leonids
B
Perihelions
C
Swarm
D
Apogees
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6

What is quinsy?

A
A rash on the lining of the throat
B
Inflammation of the frenulum under the tongue
C
Inflammation of one or both of the tubal tonsils
D
An abscess behind one or both of the palatine tonsils
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7

What is the world's only alpine parrot?

A
Cockatoo
B
Kea
C
Danish Blue
D
Polly
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