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Science Quiz #606

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 August 2020

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1

Which poison is also an element on the periodic table?

A
Cyanide
B
Strychnine
C
Hemlock
D
Arsenic
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2

The "Three Laws of Motion" are named after which scientist who published them in 1687?

A
William Herschel
B
Isaac Newton
C
Humphry Davy
D
Joseph Banks
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3

What are maras?

A
Low and spiny West African shrubs
B
Hare-like rodents
C
Incubi
D
Astringent herbs
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4

Einstein-Rosen bridges are bridges between areas of what?

A
Space
B
The South China Sea
C
Japan's southern islands
D
The Hawaiian Islands
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5

Elements in the periodic table show two main numbers. What does the number with decimal places represent?

A
Its atomic number
B
Its atomic mass
C
Its electron configuration
D
Its periodicity
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6

The skin condition urticaria takes its name from the Latin word for which of these?

A
Holly
B
Ivy
C
Thistle
D
Nettle
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7

The diet of dung beetles varies according to species, including the dung of herbivores and omnivores, mushrooms, decaying leaves, fruits, but in the case of one species what instead?

A
Live millipedes
B
Aphids
C
Bones
D
Tree roots
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