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Quiz 111 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. A ‘gale’ is the description of which number on the Beaufort Wind Force scale?

8

2. ‘Aquiline’ is an adjective which describes something as being like which creature?

Eagle

3. A ‘Finnish Spitz’ is a rare breed of which animal?

Dog

4. Which scientist wrote the 1976 book entitled ‘The Selfish Gene’?

Richard Dawkins

5. Which of the planets in our solar system orbits the sun in the shortest amount of time?

Mercury (Approximately 88 Earth days)

6. ‘Rhinorrhoea’ is the correct medical term for which common condition?

Runny nose

7. What, precisely, is Ornithophily?

Bird pollination/the pollination of flowering plants by birds

8. What is the hardest substance in the human body?

Tooth enamel

9. The auditory ossicles are three tiny bones in the ear sometimes called the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup. What are the three alternative scientific terms for these three bones?

Malleus, incus and stapes

10. As an internet user your device will have an IP address so that it can be identified and can communicate over a network. What does ‘IP’ stand for?

Internet Protocol

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 109 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

Which household items are made of chemicals with the following formulas?

1. NaCl

Salt

2. C2H6O

Alcohol (Ethanol)

3. C

Graphite/Pencil lead/Diamond/Charcoal – all household items that are carbon

4. NH3

Ammonia

5. H2O

Water

6. Al

Aluminium (foil, wire or sheet)

7. Ag

Silver (Jewellery)

8. W

Light bulb filament (Tungsten/Wolfram)

9. C6H8O6

Vitamin C/Fresh fruit (Ascorbic Acid)

10. Cu

Copper pipe, sheet or wire

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 108 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Butterfly Quiz – Can your contestants identify these ten British butterflies? To download the PDF picture round, please click on the link below:

 

 

 

 

 

1. Brimstone

Martyn Gorman [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Meadow Brown

By Charlesjsharp (Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Holly Blue

By Charlesjsharp (Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Orange Tip

By Charlesjsharp (Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. (Orchard) Swallowtail

By Jillski at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Painted Lady

By Shelley Abbott (http://www.conservationgrade.org) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Peacock

By Natalie-S (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Comma

By Tim Bekaert (Uploaded by Tbc) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

9. (Small) Tortoiseshell

Evelyn Simak [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Red Admiral

By Eldar Omarov (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

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Quiz 106 – Round 4 – Science and Nature

1. Of what is the Fujita scale a measurement?

Tornado intensity

2. The atomic number of a chemical element is defined by the number of what within its nucleus?

Protons

3. Which planet is known for its Great Red Spot?

Jupiter

4. In which year was Pluto reclassified as a ‘Dwarf Planet’?

2006

5. Of which part of the body is rhinology the study?

The nose

6. Which word is the correct term for a female rabbit?

Doe

7. Which synthetically produced radioactive chemical element with the atomic number 94 was first discovered in 1940?

Plutonium

8. What is the collective name for a group of alligators?

Congregation

9. Which breed of bird is the fastest member of the animal kingdom, with a diving speed measured of up to 242 mph?

Peregrine falcon

10. What was the name of the spacecraft which was launched into the Earth’s orbit on 3rd November 1957 carrying the first living animal, Laika the dog?

Sputnik 2

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 104 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. According to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, talc measures one and is the softest mineral – what number would represent diamond?

Ten

2. What is ASIMO, which was designed and developed by Honda?

A humanoid robot (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility)

3. Where in the body would you find the maxilla?

In the skull (upper jawbone)

4. What term is used for a cow that has not had a calf?

Heifer

5. A mangonel is a military version of which device?

Catapult

6. Of what type of creature is cetology the study?

Whales, dolphins and porpoises

7.  Welsummer, Araucana, Ancona and Campine are all breeds of which creature?

Chicken

8. Which mineral is the primary constituent of bronze?

Copper

9. Mycophobia is a fear or aversion to which foodstuff?

Mushrooms/fungus

10. Which chemical element has the symbol Rb?

Rubidium

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 101 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

The following are all names of hybrid animals – of which two animals are these a cross?

1. Geep

Goat and sheep

2. Jaglion

Male jaguar and female lion

3. Zony

Zebra and pony

4. Żubroń

European bison (wisent) and cow

5. Coydog

Male coyote and female dog

6. Savannah cat

Serval and domestic cat

7. Mule

Male donkey and female horse

8. Tigon

Male tiger and female lion

9. Yakow

Yak and cow

10. Narluga

Narwhal and beluga whale

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 100 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

1. What is the medical term for a nosebleed?

Epistaxis

2. How many square metres are there in a hectare?

Ten thousand

3. Sambar, Fallow and Chital are all types of which creature?

Deer

4. What is the name of the longest muscle in the human body?

Sartorius muscle (running down the thigh)

5. Which element has the atomic number 2?

Helium

6. For what, in meteorological terms, is an ‘okta’ a unit of measurement?

The amount of cloud cover at a given location

7. How many planets in our solar system are larger than the Earth?

4 (Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus)

8. What was the first name of the American astronomer after whom the Hubble telescope was named?

Edwin

9. What is the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock?

Uluru

10. What type of creature is an avocet?

Bird

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 98 – Round 4 – Science and Nature

Animal Breeds Quiz

What type of animal are the following breeds?

 

1. Oxford Sandy and Black

Pig

2. North Country Cheviot

Sheep

3. Croad Langshan

Chicken

4. Golden Guernsey

Goat

5. Dutch Warmblood

Horse

6. Belted Galloway

Cattle

7. Grand Noir du Berry

Donkey

8. Silver Appleyard

Duck

9. Checkered Giant

Rabbit

10. Oriental Roller

Pigeon

 

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Quiz 96 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. How many wings does a bee have?

4

2. Caresse Crosby was the first recipient of a patent for what?

The modern bra

3. How many vertebrae does a human usually possess?

33

4. Who invented the diesel engine?

Rudolph Diesel

5. What is the chemical symbol for silver?

Ag

6. Which bird has the longest wing span?

Albatross

7. What is the collective noun for a group of owls?

Parliament

8. Which website was founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001?

Wikipedia

9. Which part of the body contains the scaphoid bone?

Wrist

10. Ragdoll, Russian Blue and Devon Rex are all breeds of which animal?

Cat

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 95 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. What is the usual colour of copper sulphate?

Blue

2. Larissa is a moon of which planet?

Neptune

3. Of what is the ‘ohm’ the standard measurement?

Electrical resistance

4. At what temperature would both a Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometer show a reading of the same number?

Minus forty degrees

5. Which chemical element has the atomic number 2?

Helium

6. What is the centre of an atom called?

Nucleus

7. Which common household condiment has the chemical formula C2H4O2?

Vinegar

8. What is the more common name for the larynx?

Voice box

9. In physics, which letter of the alphabet is used to represent the speed of light in a vacuum?

C

10. Who is credited with the invention of FM radio?

Edwin Howard Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 93 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

Of what are the following the scientific study? We will give you a list “ology words” and you tell us what it is the study of.

1. Arthrology

Joints

2. Graminology

Grass

3. Numerology

Numbers

4. Horology

Time

5. Bibliology

Books

6. Cynology

Dogs

7. Lithology

Rocks

8. Hippology

Horses

9. Paleo-osteology

Ancient Bones

10. Vermeology

Worms

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 91 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This picture quiz is a selection  of dog breeds. Can you identify them?

 

 

 

1. German Shepherd

“German Shepherd Dog sitting leash” by Tim Dobbelaere from Ieper, Belgium – Man’s best friend. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:German_Shepherd_Dog_sitting_leash.jpg#/media/File:German_Shepherd_Dog_sitting_leash.jpg

2. Dalmation

By Andrea_44 (Flickr: Pitstop, my brother-in-law’s Dalmation) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Chihuahua

“01 Chihuahua head” by Tim Massey – Flickr: 26 / 365. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:01_Chihuahua_head.jpg#/media/File:01_Chihuahua_head.jpg

4. Pug

“Sad-pug” by DodosD – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sad-pug.jpg#/media/File:Sad-pug.jpg

5. Shih Tzu

“PrincessShihTzu 003” by Ltshears – Trisha M Shears – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PrincessShihTzu_003.jpg#/media/File:PrincessShihTzu_003.jpg

6. Dachsund

By Anna Utehina (http://bezymka.livejournal.com/63629.html?nc=77) [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Schnauzer

“Schnauzer nain poivre et sel” by The original uploader was Der Schnauzer at French Wikipedia – Transferred from fr.wikipedia to Commons by Bloody-libu using CommonsHelper.. Licensed under CC BY 1.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schnauzer_nain_poivre_et_sel.jpg#/media/File:Schnauzer_nain_poivre_et_sel.jpg

8. Great Dane

“Dog niemiecki żółty LM980” by Lilly M – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dog_niemiecki_%C5%BC%C3%B3%C5%82ty_LM980.jpg#/media/File:Dog_niemiecki_%C5%BC%C3%B3%C5%82ty_LM980.jpg

9. Rottweiler

“Rottweiler -adult-Spanish dog show-expo” by JUAN RAMON RODRIGUEZ SOSA – https://www.flickr.com/photos/azuaje/5830104448. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rottweiler_-adult-Spanish_dog_show-expo.jpg#/media/File:Rottweiler_-adult-Spanish_dog_show-expo.jpg

10. Pomeranian

“Pomeranian” by Blackoranges – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pomeranian.JPG#/media/File:Pomeranian.JPG

 

 

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Quiz 91 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. What is the name of the device used to measure the rate of water uptake of a leafy plant shoot?

Potometer/ transpirometer

2. Of what is ‘irenology’ the study?

Peace

3. From which animal is mohair obtained?

Angora goat

4. How many noble gases are there?

Six (helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon)

5. What is the largest and heaviest internal organ in the human body?

Liver

6. Which is the world’s largest living species of lizard?

Komodo dragon

7. The lemur is native to which country?

Madagascar

8. Which chemical element has the symbol Cr?

Chromium

9. Where in the body would you find the occipital bone?

Skull (rear lower part)

10. Only female mosquitoes bite people. True or false?

True

 

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Quiz 89 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

The following are all alternative names for chemical elements, both common terms and Latin names. What is the most commonly used name for the element mentioned?

1. Ferrum

Iron

2. Quicksilver

Mercury

3. Brimstone

Sulphur

4. Wolfram

Tungsten

5. Aurum

Gold

6. Cuprum

Copper

7. Plumbum

Lead

8. Kalium

Potassium

9. Stannum

Tin

10. Stibium

Antimony

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 88 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Animal Picture Quiz – This picture round contains a selection of the more unusual mammals you are likely to find in a UK zoo.

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1. Impala (black-faced)

By Yathin sk (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Red-necked wallaby

“Young red necked wallaby”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Young_red_necked_wallaby.jpg#/media/File:Young_red_necked_wallaby.jpg

3. Aye-Aye

By Frank Vassen (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Patagonian Mara

By Miguel Mendez from Malahide, Ireland (Patagonian Mara Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Golden Lion Tamarin

By Alias 0591 from the Netherlands (Golden Lion Tamarin Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Tapir

“Tapir with outstretched proboscis” by No machine-readable author provided. Sasha Kopf assumed (based on copyright claims). – No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims).. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tapir_with_outstretched_proboscis.jpg#/media/File:Tapir_with_outstretched_proboscis.jpg

7. Capybara

“Capybara Hattiesburg Zoo (70909b-42) 2560×1600” by VigilancePrime at English Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capybara_Hattiesburg_Zoo_(70909b-42)_2560x1600.jpg#/media/File:Capybara_Hattiesburg_Zoo_(70909b-42)_2560x1600.jpg

8. Red Panda

“Ailurus fulgens -Diergaarde Blijdorp-8a” by Jar0d – originally posted to Flickr as Red panda. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ailurus_fulgens_-Diergaarde_Blijdorp-8a.jpg#/media/File:Ailurus_fulgens_-Diergaarde_Blijdorp-8a.jpg

9. Okapi

“Okapi2”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Okapi2.jpg#/media/File:Okapi2.jpg

10. Ring-Tailed Lemur

“Ring-tailed Lemur – 25021” by Rvb – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ring-tailed_Lemur_-_25021.jpg#/media/File:Ring-tailed_Lemur_-_25021.jpg

 

 

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Quiz 87 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Brimstone is another name for which chemical element?

Sulphur

2. What can be ‘monopole’, ‘dipole’ or ‘helical’?

Aerial/Antenna

3. Of what is ‘dendrology’ the study?

Trees (and shrubs – wooded plants in general)

4. Which organ of the body is affected by Bright’s disease?

Kidneys

5. In terms of weather, what is the name for an area of high atmospheric pressure where the air is sinking?

Anticyclone

6. What chemical element is the first (lowest value) in the periodic table whose name does not begin with the same letter as its formula?

Sodium (Na)

7. An orchiectomy or orchidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove what?

Testicles

8. Unused glucose in the human body is converted into glycogen and stored in which organ?

Liver

9. Which principle of physics states that the extension or compression of a spring is directly proportional to the force applied to it?

Hooke’s Law

10. What is the name for a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from a river is cut of and becomes separate?

Oxbow lake

 

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Quiz 86 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. How many hearts does an octopus have?

Three

2. ‘Dione’ is a moon of which planet in our solar system?

Saturn

3. What is the chemical formula of carbon monoxide?

CO

4. What substance forms the vast majority of the giant panda’s diet?

Bamboo

5. What does an ‘ammeter’ measure?

Electrical current

6. How long does it take for the Earth to revolve once on its own axis?

24 hours

7. Which nerve in the human body carries signals from the retina to the brain?

Optic nerve

8. According to Mohs scale, which is the hardest of all known minerals?

Diamond

9. What is the name for a male hedgehog?

Boar

10. How many identifiable bones make up an adult human skeleton?

206

 

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Quiz 84 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. In which human organ would you find the hypothalamus?

In the brain

2. Kepler’s laws are three rules which can be used to describe what?

The motion of planets around the sun

3. In terms of height, what is the world’s largest dog breed?

Great Dane

4. Which gland of the human body is affected by Hashimoto’s disease?

Thyroid

5. Which gardener’s item was invented by Edwin Beard Budding in 1830?

Lawnmower

6. ‘Ariane’, ‘Parkland’, ‘Sandow’ and ‘Elton Beauty’ are types of which fruit?

Apple

7. What is the term used for a baby ferret?

Kit

8. Which size of paper measures 148mm by 210mm?

A5

9. Of what is ‘oenology’ the study?

Wine

10. What type of creature is a kob?

Antelope

 

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Quiz 81 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

What is the full name for these chemical elements?

1. Bi

Bismuth

2. Ag

Silver

3. Pu

Plutonium

4. O

Oxygen

5. Pd

Palladium

6. Zr

Zirconium

7. N

Nitrogen

8. B

Boron

9. Fm

Fermium

10. Md

Mendelevium

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 78 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. What is the only bone in the human body that is not attached to any other bone?

Hyoid bone (in the neck)

2. What term is used for a newly hatched or unfledged pigeon?

A squab

3. Of what is ‘arithmophobia’ a fear?

Numbers/arithmetic

4. What is PVC the common abbreviation of?

Polyvinyl chloride

5. How many wings does a crane fly have?

Two

6. What is the chemical symbol for arsenic?

As

7. What, on a mammal or bird, is a dewlap?

A loose fold of skin hanging from the neck?

8. Hepatitis causes inflammation in which part of the body?

Liver

9. Edward Jenner is credited with the development of a vaccine for which illness?

Smallpox

10. What, specifically, are ‘cuspids’?

Canine teeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

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