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Science Quiz #594

Science and Nature Quiz for 3 June 2020

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Diapause is an ability in animals to achieve what?

A
Survival in oxygen-poor environments
B
Lowered heart rate
C
Delayed development in response to adverse environmental conditions
D
Halted breathing
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2

How many months are there in a century?

A
1200
B
600
C
12000
D
120
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3

In the acronym "gigo" as it relates to information technology, what do the two "g"s stand for?

A
Google
B
Gremlins
C
Gigabyte
D
Garbage
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4

What does someone with the hikikomori syndrome show?

A
Extreme stress from working conditions
B
Acute social withdrawal
C
Abnormal friendliness
D
Disproportionately large feet
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5

Which compound on the surface of Mars makes it appear red?

A
Hydrogen diooxide
B
Sulphuric acid
C
Iron oxide
D
Ochre
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6

Carnotite is a source of what?

Note: This question was updated in March 2021
A
Table salt
B
Mercury
C
Uranium
D
Yellow ochre
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7

Which of these is a breed of Australian sheep dog bred to muster livestock, primarily sheep, cattle, goats and poultry?

A
Banshee
B
Nessie
C
Kelpie
D
Hooley
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