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Science Quiz #617

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 November 2020

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1

A zebra has the same stripe pattern as which of its relatives?

A
None: each pattern is unique
B
Its mother
C
Its father
D
Its maternal grandmother
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2

Which term was coined by the US computer scientist Grace Hopper in 1945?

A
Virus
B
Hard drive
C
Bug
D
Mouse
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3

What does the SI unit "Newton" measure?

A
Force
B
Pressure
C
Mass
D
Heat
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4

Which of these is a tropical bird with long toes and claws that enables it to walk on floating vegetation?

A
Albatross
B
Jacana
C
Flamingo
D
Toucan
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5

The asteroid belt is a series of rocks that orbit the sun between Mars and which other planet?

A
Venus
B
Earth
C
Jupiter
D
Saturn
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6

Rubiola is another name for which of these illnesses?

A
Measles
B
Mumps
C
Malaria
D
Mal de mer
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7

What name is give to a tax minimisation deal whereby a profitable company makes a payment to a loss-making company in the same group?

A
Ransom payment
B
Subversion payment
C
Cash payment
D
Subvention payment
Select from the options above.
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