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Science Quiz #599

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 July 2020

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1

In North America one species of what, called Magicicada septendecim, lives for 17 years all but a few weeks of which are spent underground?

A
Millipede
B
Weta
C
Mole
D
Cicada
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2

The subphylum Chelicerata is one of the major subdivisions of the phylum Arthropoda; it contains sea spiders and arachnids (including scorpions, spiders, and potentially horseshoe crabs). Which was the first chelicerate to have its genome fully sequenced?

A
Pea aphid
B
Red, or two-spotted, spider mite
C
Woodlouse spider
D
Pill millipede
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3

What is the overall term for the gases which surround a planet?

A
Mantle
B
Air
C
Atmosphere
D
Cloak
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4

Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann was talking about what when he said "I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be. ”?

A
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
B
Polythene
C
Teflon
D
Tobacco
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5

Which of these is a disease caused by a coronavirus?

A
Some types of common cold
B
SARS
C
MERS
D
All of these
Select from the options above.
6

How many orbits of the earth did John Glenn make in Mercury-Atlas 6 in 1962?

A
1
B
3
C
17.5
D
8
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7

James Chadwick discovered which sub-atomic particles in 1932?

A
Protons
B
Electrons
C
Neutrons
D
Positrons
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