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Science Quiz #563

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 October 2019

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1

What is a characteristic of benthopelagic fish?

A
Their eyes are on stalks
B
Sharp dorsal fins
C
Neutral buoyancy
D
They are all blind
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2

The "loop of Henle" is found where in the human body?

A
Heart
B
Kidney
C
Liver
D
Lung
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3

Which part of the body would be treated if the patient was suffering from bunions?

A
Back
B
Eyes
C
Feet
D
Throat
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4

Sheep are aged by their teeth and are referred to by the number of permanent incisors that have erupted. About how old is an "eight-tooth" or full-mouth sheep, which is also referred to as 'aged'?

A
2 to 4 years
B
2 to 3 years
C
1.5 to 2 years
D
1 to 1.5 years
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5

What type of tree is the coolabah, found in Australia?

A
Ash
B
Pine
C
Oak
D
Eucalyptus
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6

Which one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus is the only one found in the New World (i.e. Mexico, across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina)?

A
Tiger
B
Jaguar
C
Lion
D
Leopard
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7

What is claimed to be the fastest bird in level flight, (though its record is in dispute from supporters of the White-throated Needletail)?

A
Red-breasted Merganser
B
Peregrine Falcon
C
Swallow
D
Hummingbird
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