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Science Quiz #596

Science and Nature Quiz for 17 June 2020

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What animal is native to Russia, the USA (especially Alaska), Canada, the Carpathian region (especially Romania), and Finland, where it is the national animal?

A
Yellow bear
B
Grey bear
C
Red bear
D
Brown bear
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2

How many sides does a hendecagon have?

A
55
B
40
C
12
D
11
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3

A "shar pei" is a type of what?

A
Building material
B
Boat
C
Knife
D
Dog
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4

Stylets are a feature of tardigrades, diptera, aphids and some invertebrates. What purpose do they serve?

A
Piercing cell walls and channelling nutrients to the animal
B
Generating camouflage
C
Sensing smell
D
Defence
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5

What is the approximate speed of light in miles per second?

A
465,000
B
372,000
C
93,000
D
186,000
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6

What is the closest city to the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator?

A
Hamburg, Germany
B
Oxford, England
C
Boston, Massachusetts
D
Geneva, Switzerland
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7

What is the conifer native to the west coast of North America that grows to over 300 feet high?

A
Oak
B
Sequoia
C
Ply
D
Teak
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