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Science Quiz #660

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 September 2021

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1

What part of a turtle is its plastron?

A
Part of its beak
B
The bony plate covering its underside
C
The leathery skin between the head and the shell
D
Its tail
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2

Which of these is a type of sheep?

A
Bolero
B
Merino
C
Matador
D
Gaucho
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3

Although the Somali sengi was known locally it had not been observed by scientists after 1970 and was considered extinct, until 2020 when scientists found it again. What is its English name?

A
Elephant shrew
B
Greater short-tailed bat
C
Long-billed honeycreeper
D
Least vermilion flycatcher
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4

In July 2009, why did Russian physicists begin trying to synthesize Ununseptium?

A
The Ununseptium mines are running out of ore
B
It was an undiscovered chemical element
C
It is a cheap chemical that can be used to cure AIDS
D
A proposed trade embargo by China
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5

The girth goes on which part of the horse?

A
Across the nose
B
Around the ribs
C
Under the tail
D
Around the neck
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6

Which of these is an example of an "anthropoid"?

A
Wasp
B
Ape
C
Deer
D
Bear
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7

What launcher was used by the European Space Agency, the first of which was successfully launched in 1979?

A
Icarus
B
Beauteous
C
Ariane
D
Flaminia
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