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Science Quiz #649

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 June 2021

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Some insects use a form of defence known as autothysis, which has what effect on the insect itself?

A
It dies
B
It turns a brilliant red or green
C
It jets a boiling toxin
D
It inflates to three or more times its size
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2

Which of these is a type of bat?

A
Pipistrelle
B
Ptarmigan
C
Protea
D
Palomino
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3

For what activity would one use a bunsen burner?

A
Geometry
B
Economics
C
Chemistry
D
Swimming
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4

What is another word for jet lag?

A
Psittacosis
B
Thrombosis
C
Desynchronosis
D
Necrosis
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5

Which South American water rat is the world's largest rodent, growing to over 4 feet long?

A
Capybara
B
Agouti
C
Coyphilla
D
Coypu
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6

Which of these containers is the largest?

A
Gill
B
Firkin
C
Liqueur glass
D
Wine glass
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7

What is the overall name for a branch of applied mathematics used to study behaviour in strategic situations, in which an individual's success in making choices depends on the choices of others?

A
Game theory
B
Von Neumann's examination of mixed strategy equilibria
C
Logarithmics
D
Minimax mixed strategy
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