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Science Quiz #627

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 January 2021

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1

The Royal Navy introduced limes to the standard diet for crewmen to prevent what?

A
Scurvy
B
Malaria
C
Measles
D
Polio
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2

Damask is a variety of which of these?

A
Gladioli
B
Daisy
C
Rose
D
Primrose
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3

Which description is used for some kinds of rose, mushroom and fern?

A
Kidney
B
Cabbage
C
Button
D
Morel
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4

Which of these is a measure of the number of random ways in which a system may be arranged, often taken to be a measure of "disorder", everyday examples of which can be seen in mixing salt and pepper in a bag and melting ice?

A
Ecstasy
B
Enmity
C
Ex-partner
D
Entropy
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5

The Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a home to what critically endangered animal?

A
Bermuda Skink
B
Euso muehlenbergi (a spider)
C
Malherbe's parakeet
D
Franklin's bumblebee
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6

What is a Benioff, or Wadati–Benioff, zone likely to have?

A
Frequent earthquakes
B
Deep ocean animal life
C
Barren high altitude areas
D
Radiation at more than 0.75 gray (75 rad)
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7

What is a lizardfish native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch in the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the China Sea?

A
Chinese Gooseberry
B
Greek fire
C
Bombay Duck
D
Mutton bird
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