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Science Quiz #583

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 March 2020

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What term applies to an engine comprising two banks of four cylinders inclined towards each other, with a common crankshaft?

A
ABS
B
DOHC-EFI
C
Diesel
D
V8
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2

What colour does the planet Neptune appear to be from space?

A
Green
B
Yellow
C
Blue
D
Red
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3

What is measured using the Rankine scale?

A
Rainfall
B
Wind speed
C
Temperature
D
Earthquake intensity
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4

The diet of a Portia, a genus of jumping spider, focusses on what food?

A
Small rodents
B
Other spiders
C
Ants
D
Locusts
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5

Ground-breaking research into American sexual habits was made by which couple?

A
Pierre and Marie Curie
B
William Masters and Virginia Johnson
C
Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox
D
Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain
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6

What element takes its name from the German word for "evil spirit"?

A
Xenon
B
Bromine
C
Radon
D
Cobalt
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7

What is the name for a mysteriously flattened area in a field?

A
Crop circle
B
Wheat triangle
C
Maize maze
D
Cricket oval
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