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Science Quiz #560

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 October 2019

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1

An ostrich is said to bury what in the sand in time of danger?

A
Its chickens
B
Its head
C
A spare $10 note
D
Its feet
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2

What scale is a method for categorizing the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects such as asteroids and comets?

A
Torino Scale
B
Richter scale
C
Beaufort scale
D
TORRO scale
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3

Which of these is a type of moth?

A
Starling
B
Codling
C
Kipling
D
Fiddling
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4

What is a group of jellyfish called?

A
Slap
B
Whallop
C
Punch
D
Smack
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5

What constellation is sometimes called "the Chained Lady", "the Chained Woman" "Perseus's wife" or "Cepheus's daughter"?

A
Andromeda
B
Capricorn
C
Ursa Major
D
Leo
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6

What is the chemical symbol for Helium?

A
H
B
He
C
Hg
D
Hm
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7

What is "pig iron"?

A
A type of pig
B
A type of iron
C
A bird used for racing
D
A mineral that is often mistaken for iron ("fool's iron")
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