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Science Quiz #626

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 January 2021

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1

Which glands are just above the kidneys?

A
Adrenal
B
Lymph
C
Pyloric
D
Meibomian
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2

What does an "aquarium" simulate?

A
A rain forest or swamp
B
A circulating current through different-levelled pools
C
The submerged area of a water habitat
D
A dry habitat.
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3

The now-extinct Elephant Bird, believed to have been 3 metres tall and weigh 500 kg, was believed to have inhabited what area?

A
Congo
B
Madagascar
C
Brazilian rain forest
D
New Zealand
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4

What can be deduced from cosmogenic nuclides?

A
Possible catalysts in a chemical process
B
Structure of an atom's nucleus
C
Processes of deep sea volcanoes
D
Geological and astronomical processes
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5

What is the name for monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base, that include cereals, bamboo, turf, sedges and rushes?

A
Tattle
B
Grass
C
Snitch
D
Narc
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6

What name is given to the disease whereby parasites can change the behaviour of rats and mice, making them drawn to rather than fearful of the scent of cats?

A
Encephalitis
B
Catatonia
C
Tyrosine hydroxylase
D
Toxoplasmosis
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7

The ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism, retrieved from a shipwreck in 1901 and believed to date from the first century BCE, is similar to which 18th century mechanism?

A
Hesse-Kassel Clock
B
Dondi Clock
C
Orrery
D
Globe of Gottorf
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