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Science Quiz #678

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 January 2022

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1

The Haast's eagle is the largest eagle known; where does it live?

A
Nowhere, it is extinct
B
New Zealand
C
Western Canada
D
Kazakhstan
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2

How heavy is a megagram?

A
0.1 tonnes
B
10 tonnes
C
100 tonnes
D
1 tonne
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3

What Greek letter is used to denote the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter?

A
Pi
B
Rho
C
Delta
D
Theta
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4

What name is given to a set of noncommunicable diseases brought on by consumption of junk food, to which Native Americans and the indigenous people of Oceania are particularly susceptible, characterised by obesity, heart disease, diabetes and a shortened life span?

A
New World Syndrome
B
McDonalds Syndrome
C
Clinical lycanthropy
D
Anorexia nervosa
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5

Fingerprints come in three basic patterns. Which of these is not one of them?

A
Arches
B
Loops
C
Whorls
D
Turns
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6

What name is given to a dam constructed from concrete and/or stone masonry and designed to hold back the water by using only the weight of the material and its resistance against the foundation?

A
Arch
B
Resistance
C
Cutaway
D
Gravity
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7

What is the name for a mixture of clay, sand and silt?

A
Peat
B
Loam
C
Gravel
D
Sludge
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