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Science Quiz #572

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 January 2020

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What do whale sharks, four-eyed fish, and New Zealand red rock cod share in common?

A
They are filter feeders
B
They can see simultaneously above and below water
C
They can live up to 100 years
D
They are viviparous
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2

Which of these is part of a computer?

A
Differential
B
Hard drive
C
Cavity magnetron
D
Receiver
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3

How many human blood groups are there?

A
4
B
8
C
3
D
6
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4

Where are the palatine bones?

A
Mouth
B
Spine
C
Leg
D
Arm
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5

What are ratites?

A
Very small rodents
B
A kind of bird
C
Grating projections on a sea snail's radula
D
Plants which have multiple bulbs
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6

Quinsy affects which part of the human body?

A
Tonsils
B
Legs
C
Lungs
D
Appendix
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7

What is the direct source of power which drives a Newcomen pump?

A
Water
B
Diesel
C
Hand-cranked ratchet
D
Steam
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