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Science Quiz #604

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 August 2020

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1

Which of these places is not one inhabited by dung beetles?

A
Europe
B
Asia
C
Antarctica
D
North America
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2

Which of these is a localised, blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall that most commonly occurs in arteries at the base of the brain and in the aorta?

A
Aneurism
B
Plagiarism
C
Autism
D
Recidivism
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3

What is another name for a wildebeest?

A
Giraffe
B
Rhinoceros
C
Gnu
D
Dingo
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4

In 1896 French engineer and scientist Henri Becquerel identified radioactivity while observing what?

A
Phosphorescence in uranium salts
B
Electrical conductivity in the air round uranium
C
Fluorescence on a screen during discharge of electricity through a vacuum tube
D
The effects of thorium
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5

In organic substrates what is the prime means of generating adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the absence of oxygen?

A
Synthesis
B
Photosynthesis
C
Fermentation
D
Anammox
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6

What orbits the Sun between Earth and Mercury?

A
Nothing
B
The asteroid belt
C
Venus
D
Halley's comet
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7

"Farrow" is a term for a pig's giving birth, or the piglets, but is also used of what other animal?

A
Cattle
B
Deer
C
Racoons
D
Hedgehogs
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