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Science Quiz #590

Science and Nature Quiz for 6 May 2020

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1

The numbers 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888 and 999 are all multiples of what number?

A
47
B
37
C
57
D
67
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2

What are fulgurites?

A
Glass formed in sand, silica or soil by lightning strikes
B
Parasites found mostly in cows and sheep
C
People who want to ban censorship altogether
D
People who want to prevent the use of modern machinery
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3

When alum (potassium aluminium sulphate) is used in dyeing, it is a what?

A
Thinner
B
Darkening agent
C
Mordant
D
Softener
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4

Which of these animals is known for making a laughing sound?

A
Giraffe
B
Rat
C
Hyena
D
Lion
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5

Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the punch card in 1801 as a means of automating what process?

A
Weaving in patterns
B
Addressing envelopes
C
Sorting debtors' records
D
Prison administration
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6

In botany, what is the word for the scar left on a tree or plant after a leaf falls?

A
Cicely
B
Cicada
C
Cibber
D
Cicatrix
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7

What does a frenulum do in the human body?

A
Erects the hairs as a reaction to cold
B
Helps to anchor or restrict movement of a mobile organ
C
Separates the nostrils
D
Regulates the production of saliva
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