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Science Quiz #612

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 October 2020

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What type of animal is a mikrogeophagus altispinosus, sometimes known as a Bolivian Ram?

A
Goat
B
Fish
C
Butterfly
D
Dog
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2

What is the Seychelles love nut?

A
A coconut
B
A species of brazil nut
C
The roots of the wild vanilla orchid
D
A pitcher plant
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3

Which of these does not describe "oxidation"?

A
Rust
B
Corrosion
C
Trepidation
D
Formation of oxides
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4

Which of these is the first known in the West to be associated with power of steam?

A
Aeolipile
B
Architonnerre
C
Miner's Friend
D
Newcomen engine
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5

What are cytokines?

A
Cell signalling proteins
B
Cells which foster cell to cell binding
C
Chemicals which fight the growth of cancerous tumours
D
Muscles controlling the movement of hairs or spines
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6

Which of these are "pulse vegetables"?

A
Carrots and turnips
B
Onions and leeks
C
Cabbage and sprouts
D
Peas and beans
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7

Which is a potentially serious disease of cattle, sheep, deer, goats, llamas and alpacas (but not horses)?

A
Scrapie
B
Facial eczema
C
Orf
D
West Nile virus
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