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Science Quiz #601

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 July 2020

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1

Which of these animals has hooves?

A
Bear
B
Cat
C
Rhinoceros
D
Raccoon
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2

The nectarine, which has a smooth, fuzzless skin, is a type of what?

A
Plum
B
Horse
C
Peach
D
Duck
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3

In biology, what is the term "sympatric" applied to?

A
Distinct animal species which show very similar external characteristics
B
Non-aggressive insect species
C
Related but distinct species or populations in the same or overlapping ranges
D
Normally warring species which have developed a way to inhabit the same area in peace
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4

Where is the calcaneus bone?

A
Heel
B
Knee
C
Hip
D
Spine
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5

Which of these, sporting large backward-curving horns, is a bearded mountain goat from Eurasia and northern Africa?

A
Saiga
B
Ibex
C
Mountain Nyala
D
Eland
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6

What is the calculation "the square root of 1.5 times the height in feet = the answer in miles" used for?

A
Deep sea diving
B
Land surveying using trig stations
C
Hang gliding
D
Measuring the distance to the horizon
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7

Transits of Venus occur in a pattern, with pairs of transits 8 years apart separated by much longer gaps, that repeats every how many years?

A
189
B
56
C
113
D
243
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