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Science Quiz #663

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 September 2021

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1

The cochlea is part of which part of the body?

A
Ear
B
Eye
C
Nose
D
Throat
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2

The letters "G I", when applied to dietary matters, stand for what?

A
Glucose Intolerant
B
Glycemic Index
C
Genetically Imbalanced
D
Grossly ignorant
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3

If you do not have an instrument to measure angles, what are the most useful tools with which to draw a right angle?

A
Slide rule and abacus
B
Divider and protractor
C
Opisometer and straight edge
D
Compasses and straight edge
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4

In 2002 what, possibly unique, reaction was observed in cichlids, a freshwater fish species, in one short stretch of the River Congo?

A
They became viviparous
B
The fish in the stretch grew close to 10 times the usual size
C
They became bottom feeders
D
Cichlids had genetically diverged on opposite sides of the river
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5

What is the engineering term for a shallow masonry construction used to carry the supports of a timber superstructure?

A
Tourney
B
Stack
C
Fleet
D
Plinth
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6

Pictures of a babirusa are seen in cave paintings of more than 30,000 years ago; what is it?

A
An antelope
B
A swine usually called a deer-pig
C
It is extinct, but was a cat-like carnivore
D
A porcupine
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7

An atom of oxygen linked to an atom of hydrogen is a signature combination in the formulae of which compounds?

A
Organic
B
Alkalis
C
Acids
D
Alcohols and phenols
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