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Science Quiz #611

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 September 2020

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1

What type of growth is a potato?

A
Trumpette
B
Piccolo
C
Cornette
D
Tuber
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2

The first European scientific observation of a transit of Venus (when Venus passes between the Sun and Earth, and can be seen as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun) was made by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree in England in what year?

A
1639
B
1751
C
1867
D
1769
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3

Where is the pituitary gland situated?

A
Lungs
B
Spleen
C
Heart
D
Brain
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4

Which of these was an American astronomer?

A
Edwin Hubble
B
Joseph Banks
C
Arthur C Clarke
D
Derek Fowlds
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5

Which common and stable isotope is the standard against which the atomic weights of all other elements are measured?

A
Carbon-12
B
Oxygen-16
C
Nitrogen-14
D
Carbon-14
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6

What name is given to the concept that an animal hitting keys at random on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a particular chosen text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare?

A
Infinite monkey theorem
B
Advanced typing exam
C
Random access monkery
D
The Concept of Literary Accident
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7

What does it mean for an insect to be polyphagous?

A
It has a wide variety of foods
B
It has multiple forms
C
It infests parrots
D
It has multiple almost transparent scales
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