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Science Quiz #600

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 July 2020

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1

What is the only known example of the plant species Lapageria?

A
Chilean bellflower, or copihue
B
Philesia
C
Araucaria
D
Belladonna
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2

What is the common name for acetyl-salicylic acid?

A
Baking soda
B
Penicillin
C
Sugar soap
D
Aspirin
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3

Where are chemical elements listed?

A
Tilde table
B
Colonic table
C
Commaic table
D
Periodic table
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4

What organ in the human body does the term amaurosis apply to?

A
Cervix
B
Liver
C
Pancreas
D
Eye
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5

Which of these is part of a car's transmission system?

A
Hard drive
B
Differential
C
Cavity magnetron
D
Receiver
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6

Plants and algae make carotenoids, which absorb light energy for photosynthesis and provide photoprotection; which is one of the only two animals known to do the same?

A
Salamanders
B
Aphids
C
Axolotls
D
Naked mole rats
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7

A subspecies of which bird or insect makes an annual migration of - in terms of direct flight - about 11,000 km (6,835 mi) each way (total 22,000 km, 13,670 mi), the first leg of which is non-stop?

Note: This question was updated in October 2021
A
Arctic tern
B
Monarch butterfly
C
Bar-tailed godwit
D
Sooty shearwater
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