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Science Quiz #554

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 August 2019

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1

What name is given to the "house" constructed by beavers?

A
Lodge
B
Mansion
C
Castle
D
Cottage
Select from the options above.
2

June Middleton, of Melbourne, Australia, who died aged 83 in 2009, was in the Guinness Book of Records for spending the most time in what?

A
A refrigerator
B
An iron lung
C
"Harry Potter" film screenings
D
A coal mine
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3

What is the common name for a soft dull greenish brown or grey variety of clay that falls to a powder in water?

A
Grey's allergy
B
China clay
C
Fuller's earth
D
No man's land
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4

What is the subject of the study of "limnology"?

A
The history of illuminated manuscripts
B
Blood circulation in human arms and legs
C
Branch growth
D
Inland waters
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5

What natural process creates Lichtenberg figures?

A
Freezing
B
High voltage electrical discharge, e.g. lightning strike
C
Prolonged heat
D
Tidal convection
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6

What is sometimes known as a buttonwood tree?

A
Any of these
B
A type of mangrove, Conocarpus erectus
C
Sycamore
D
Some species of trees of genus Glochidion
Select from the options above.
7

Which chemical process is involved in changing ethyl chloride to ethyl alcohol?

A
Osmosis
B
Hydrolysis
C
Electrolysis
D
Hydrostatics
Select from the options above.
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