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Science Quiz #628

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 January 2021

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1

Apart from one species, bromeliads are native to where?

A
Laos
B
Central Africa
C
The Philippines
D
The USA and South America
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2

What do deciduous trees do?

A
Drop their leaves occasionally
B
Drop their leaves in drought
C
Drop their leaves in windy weather
D
Drop their leaves in colder weather leading into winter
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3

What is a name for the sign which can mean either "number" or "pound" (weight) depending on its position?

A
Octothorpe
B
Libra
C
Avoirdupois
D
Viewdata square
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4

Which of these is called a "nymph"?

A
Tadpole
B
Mature Daddy Long Legs
C
Moth's larva
D
Young dragonfly
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5

What sign of the zodiac is represented by a bull?

A
Gemini
B
Pisces
C
Taurus
D
Cancer
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6

Which British company announced, in 1960, a computer which introduced the use of core memory and was based on decimal instead of binary?

A
Xansa
B
International Computers Limited (ICL)
C
International Computers and Tabulators (ICT)
D
Computer Developments Ltd (CDL)
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7

On 3 June 1844, which bird became extinct when the last two were killed by hunters?

A
Dodo
B
Colombian Grebe
C
Liverpool Pigeon
D
Great Auk
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