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Science Quiz #589

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 April 2020

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1

What is the name for a squirrel's nest?

A
Drey
B
Nuthouse
C
Chickory
D
Squandry
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2

Concentric circles on the sea floor near Japan, about 2 m (7 ft) in diameter with intricate ridged radial lines and valleys of sand, are what?

A
The home of a giant starfish
B
A result of tidal patterns
C
Octopus beds
D
Pufferfish mating attractions
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3

Which part of a rose madder plant is used for dyeing or colouring?

A
Leaves
B
Flowers
C
Berries
D
Roots
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4

What problem did Leonardo Bonacci, nicknamed Fibonacci, quote as a demonstration in his 1202 book explaining the mathematical sequence also known as the Golden Ratio?

A
The growth in the spirals in a seashell
B
Growth of rabbit populations
C
Differing numbers of petals in flower species
D
Spread of infection in rat populations
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5

"Integral" and "differential" are technical terms used in what?

A
Mathematics
B
Chess
C
Flower arranging
D
Philosophy
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6

What is another name for "lateral epicondylitis"?

A
Cauliflower ear
B
Housemaid's knee
C
Athlete's foot
D
Tennis elbow
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7

Which mammal(s) are covered in large scales?

A
Echidna
B
Armadillos
C
Pangolins
D
Tenrecs
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