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Science Quiz #657

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 August 2021

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Bigfoot, a supposedly large, hairy, bipedal humanoid which lives in forests in the Northwest of North America, is also known as what?

A
Mono Grande
B
Chuchunaa
C
Sasquatch
D
Woodwose
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2

The Mohs scale measures what?

A
Hardness of minerals
B
Softness of water
C
Elasticity of metals
D
Density of liquids
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3

What part of the body is affected by the condition called rickets?

A
Blood
B
Skin
C
Bones
D
Digestive tract
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4

The mandrill is the word's largest what?

A
Monkey
B
Cat
C
Dog
D
Eagle
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5

What ore is the chief source of aluminium?

A
Iron
B
Bauxite
C
Manganese
D
Lead
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6

On which body of knowledge was the 1552 "Badianus" manuscript of botanical medicine (in various libraries in Europe but not published until early 20th century) based?

A
Greek
B
Aztec
C
Breton
D
Inuit
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7

What is a distinguishing characteristic of Saturn's largest moon, and the second largest moon in our solar system, Titan?

A
It spins in the opposite direction from Saturn's other moons
B
It has a dense atmosphere
C
It has rings
D
Its orbit round Saturn is elliptical
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