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Science Quiz #640

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 April 2021

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1

Canis Major is also known as what?

Note: This question was updated in March 2022
A
The Horsehead Nebula
B
Betelgeuse
C
The Great, or Greater, Dog
D
The Dog Star
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2

Castoreum, which comes from a beaver, is used as an ingredient in what?

A
Perfume
B
Eyeliner
C
Lipstick
D
Mascara
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3

The tiger is native to which continent?

A
Africa
B
Asia
C
Australia
D
Antarctica
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4

Darwin, Cottage, May and Parrot are varieties of what?

A
Cat
B
Yarrow
C
Tulip
D
Narcissus
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5

Which of these is a type of pheasant?

A
Penguin
B
Peacock
C
Parrot
D
Pigeon
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6

Which of these numbers is not a square?

A
169
B
186
C
144
D
225
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7

Which of these is recognised as an astronomer?

A
Sir Barnes Wallis
B
Sir Fred Hoyle
C
Sir Robert Watson-Watt
D
Sir Richard Branson
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