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Science Quiz #655

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 August 2021

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1

The almost invisible external parasite Knemidocoptes mutans is usually found where?

A
On eyebrows
B
In the ears
C
Round fingernails or claws
D
On the legs of poultry
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2

Who was killed on 4 January 1967 when his jet propelled boat, Bluebird K7, somersaulted and disintegrated on Coniston Water?

A
Donald Campbell
B
John Cobb
C
Ken Warby
D
Henry Segrave
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3

What alloy is made of 12% tin and 88% copper?

A
Bronze
B
Steel
C
Brass
D
Pewter
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4

The Jurassic period is known for the appearance on earth of what?

A
Man
B
Dinosaurs
C
Fire
D
Bronze
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5

Which part of the body can have an operation called by a name from a Greek word meaning "auger"?

A
Toe
B
Ankle
C
Head
D
Elbow
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6

What is the medical term for stuttering or stammering?

A
Dysphemia
B
Dysphasia
C
Dysphagia
D
Dysplasia
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7

What gas is the main component of the atmosphere of the planet Mars?

A
Carbon dioxide
B
Oxygen
C
Hydrogen
D
Xenon
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