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Science Quiz #641

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 April 2021

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1

What is a goby?

A
Fish
B
Mammal
C
Reptile
D
Bird
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2

What genus of bulbous flowering plants, native to the eastern Mediterranean region east to Iran and Turkmenistan has 3 species: litwinowii, orientalis and transcaspicus?

A
Bougainvillea
B
Protea
C
Hyacinth
D
Hydrangea
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3

What was the common name of the Volkswagen Type 14, a 2+2 sold from 1955 to 1974 in coupe and convertible bodystyles, which was then the car most imported to the USA?

A
Dino
B
911
C
Karmann Ghia
D
Beetle
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4

Which of these is a graph of a function showing smooth repetitive oscillation?

A
Parabola
B
Wave equation
C
Hyperbolic partial differential
D
Sine wave
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5

What substance, best known as a poison, was used in small doses in medications as a stimulant, as a laxative, and for enhancing performance in sports?

A
Codeine
B
Digitalis
C
Arsenic
D
Strychnine
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6

What initials refer to an improved quality of TV transmission?

A
VD
B
CD
C
HD
D
PD
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7

Besides their meat, whales have been hunted from the 1600s for three main items. Which of these is not one of them?

A
Oil
B
Caviar
C
Baleen
D
Ambergris
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