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Science Quiz #587

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 April 2020

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1

Which of these is NOT a type of pony?

A
Connemara
B
Shetland
C
Welsh
D
Cornish
Select from the options above.
2

Which vehicle maker has marketed models called Corolla, Corona, Celica and Camry?

A
Subaru
B
Chrysler
C
Honda
D
Toyota
Select from the options above.
3

What is ergot?

A
A small black alpine mammal found in Europe
B
A jargon
C
A species of oat
D
A fungus growing in rye, sometimes wheat and barley, and other grasses
Select from the options above.
4

Chloramine T trihydrate is a reagent commonly used in what?

A
Stone and wall painting conservation, for soluble salt extraction, consolidation and cleaning
B
Inhibiting corrosion for copper, high copper alloys, silver, cobalt, aluminium, and zinc
C
Printing cotton fabric, used as a mordant
D
Organic synthesis
Select from the options above.
5

Embioptera, known as web weavers or webspinners, create silk from spinnerets located where?

A
Under the mouth parts
B
Under the end of the abdomen
C
The ends of the two front legs
D
On every leg
Select from the options above.
6

Which planet or planets in the Earth's solar system spin in a clockwise direction?

A
Earth
B
All of them
C
Venus and Uranus
D
Uranus and Neptune
Select from the options above.
7

What transparent, biconvex structure changes shape to change the focal distance of the eye so that it can focus on objects at different distances?

A
Iris
B
Cornea
C
Lens
D
Retina
Select from the options above.
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