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Science Quiz #615

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 October 2020

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Maine Coon, Munchkin, Oriental Shorthair, Persian, Ragamuffin, Russian Blue, Siamese, Siberian, Snowshoe, Sphynx, Tonkinese and Manx are all breeds of what?

A
Dog
B
Cat
C
Horse
D
Pig
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2

In the SI system, what is the basic unit for the measurement of electric current?

A
Volt
B
Ohm
C
Watt
D
Ampere
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3

What is the technical term for talc?

A
Sedimentary moraine crystal
B
Silt
C
A clay mineral
D
An anhydrous salt
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4

What are the topmost 7 vertebrae of the backbone called?

A
Cervical
B
Thoracic
C
Lumbar
D
Sacral
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5

Which of these is the name for a group of magpies?

A
Talent
B
Thatch
C
Tidings
D
Terror
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6

Which of these planets has the greatest extremes of temperature?

A
Mercury
B
Uranus
C
Saturn
D
Earth
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A theory of the workings of the human body adopted by Greek and Roman physicians and believed until the 19th century was that it was filled with 4 basic substances (black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood). These were collectively known as what?

A
Japes
B
Jokes
C
Jests
D
Humours
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