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Science Quiz #618

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 November 2020

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1

What meteorological phenomenon is named after the Arabic word for "season"?

A
Typhoon
B
Monsoon
C
Mistral
D
Precipitation
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2

Rubbing a balloon on one's hair and then sticking it to a wall is an example of what type of electricity?

A
Static
B
Kinetic
C
Magnetic
D
Induced
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3

Ilmenite is the most commercially important ore of what element?

A
Aluminium
B
Zirconium
C
Chromium
D
Titanium
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4

What is the fourth planet from the Sun?

A
Mars
B
Earth
C
Venus
D
Jupiter
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5

What does "xylophilous" refer to?

A
A wood carver
B
Growing in or living on wood
C
Something constructed of wooden slats
D
A resonant ringing when beaten
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6

What word is used to describe the lowest temperature at which vapour above a liquid can be ignited?

A
Point of balance
B
Breaking point
C
Flashpoint
D
Compass point
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7

Which of these is another name for geranium?

A
Puffinsbeak
B
Eagleshead
C
Cranesbill
D
Sparrowfoot
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