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Science Quiz #566

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 November 2019

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1

The skull can be divided into two parts: the cranium and what other part?

A
The mandible
B
The dirigible
C
The edible
D
The jawbone co-operative
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2

Which branch of botany is concerned with grasses?

A
Agrostology
B
Bryology
C
Palynology
D
Ethnobotany
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3

What is the force that causes unsupported objects to fall to the ground?

A
Gravity
B
Cavity
C
Sagacity
D
Strategy
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4

What is a measure of the disorder of a system?

A
Extortion
B
Ecstasy
C
Entrapment
D
Entropy
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5

What infectious disease, occurring commonly in epidemics and caused by a virus, is characterised by blotchy rash preceded by a running nose and eyes, with a rise in temperature and lassitude?

A
Chickenpox
B
Measles
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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6

What is a term for the flora and fauna at the bottom of a sea or lake?

A
Biocryptons
B
Bottom feeders
C
Benthos
D
Batholife
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7

What is the name of the line separating the numerator and denominator of a fraction if it is written as a horizontal line?

A
Tangent
B
Vinculum
C
Secant
D
Solidus
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