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Quiz 124 – Round 3 – Science Quiz

Science quiz questions

1. The olecranon can be found in which human limb?

The arm (The bony tip of the elbow)

2. How is a ‘myocardial infarction’ more commonly known?

Heart attack

3. Which is the second largest planet in our solar system?

Saturn (Jupiter is largest)

4. What is the chemical formula for table salt?

NaCl (Sodium chloride)

5. Which has more bones; a human hand or a human foot?

Hand (Had 27 bones, a foot has 26)

6. A leveret is the young of which animal?

Hare

7. How many chambers are there in a human heart?

Four

8. The UK electricity supply is 230 volts (no longer 240 volts), what is the standard in North America?

120 volts

9. What is a shaduf?

An irrigation tool, used to lift water

10. The ‘Pascal’ is a unit measurement of what?

Pressure (SI derived unit of pressure, defined as one Newton per square metre)

 

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Names of Bones

Quiz 122 – Round 4 – Science and Nature

The following quiz involves the common and scientific names of bones. We will give you the common name and you need to give us the correct scientific term for that bone.

1. Skull

Cranium

2. Collar bone

Clavicle

3. Shoulder blade

Scapula

4. Shin bone

Tibia

5. Hip bone

Pelvis

6. Breastbone

Sternum

7. Kneecap

Patella

8. Jawbone

Mandible

9. Thigh bone

Femur

10. Tailbone

Coccyx

 

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Quiz 121 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. What type of creature is a kakapo?

A flightless, ground-dwelling parrot (accept bird)

2. ‘Toggenburg’ and ‘Pygora’ are breeds of which farm animal?

Goat

3. Which word is used as the noun for a female alligator?

Cow

4. Of what is ‘silvics’ the study?

Trees and their environment

5. What is chemical formula for sulphur dioxide?

SO2

6. Which English mathematician, philosopher and inventor designed the ‘Difference Engine’, which is generally considered to be the first mechanical computer?

Charles Babbage

7. ‘Gossamer’ is a substance produced by which creatures?

Spiders

8. Which NASA programme produced the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars and complete its mission?

Viking (1)

9. ‘Epistaxis’ is the scientific name for which reasonable common bodily occurrence?

Nosebleed

10. How many wings has a dragonfly?

4

 

 

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Quiz 118 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. Of what is myology the study?

The muscular system/muscles

2. How many of the eight planets in our solar system have moons?

6 (only Mercury and Venus have no moons)

3. Which element comes second in the periodic table and therefore has the atomic number 2?

Helium

4. What is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust (by mass)?

Oxygen (46.6% followed by silicon (27.7%), aluminium (8.1%) and iron (5%))

5. Which scientific instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?

Barometer

6. Vitamin B2 is more commonly known by which name?

Riboflavin

7. Which part of a flower produces pollen?

Stamen (anther more specifically)

8. How many hearts does an octopus have?

3

9. ‘Bellis perennis’ is the scientific name for which flower commonly found in the wild in Britain?

Daisy

10. In terms of height, which is the world’s largest dog breed?

Great Dane

 

 

 

 

 

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British wildflowers

Quiz 115 – Round 1 – Picture Round

British wildflowers picture quiz. This week’s picture round is a selection of British woodland wildflowers. Can you identify them?

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1. Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

By MichaelMaggs – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2704582

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hyacinthoides_non-scripta?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Hyacinthoides_non-scripta_(Common_Bluebell).jpg

2. Lily-of-the-valley (Covallaria majalis)

By H. Zell – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9592154

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Convallaria_majalis?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Convallaria_majalis_0002.JPG

3. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=221703

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Digitalis_purpurea#/media/File:Digitalis_Purpurea.jpg

4. Cowslip (Primula veris)

By AnRo0002 – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48197233

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Primula_veris?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:20160409Primula_veris3.jpg

5. Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

By Donald Macauley – Flickr: Deadly Nightshade, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15353161

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_don_macauley_-_Deadly_Nightshade.jpg?uselang=en-gb

6. Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80993

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Primula#/media/File:Primula-vulgaris-flowers.jpg

7. Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

By André Karwath aka Aka – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=92691

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Galanthus#/media/File:Galanthus_nivalis_close-up_aka.jpg

8. Dog rose (Rosa canina)

By W.J.Pilsak at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=542265

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rosa_canina?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Hundsrose.jpg

9. Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

By Rob Hille – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2698750

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Lonicera_periclymenum#/media/File:Lonicera_periclimenum_0.04_R.jpg

10. Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

By Kristian Peters — Fabelfroh 09:29, 9 September 2006 (UTC) – photographed by myself, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1155211

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Anthriscus_sylvestris?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Anthriscus_sylvestris.jpeg

 

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Quiz 115 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Sn is the symbol for which chemical element?

Tin

2. On which planet in our solar system is a day longer than a year?

Venus (Venus rotates on its axis once every 243 Earth days and takes 224.7 Earth days to orbit the sun)

3. Where in the human skeleton would you find the sphenoid bone?

In the skull (near the front, so also accept face as an answer) 

4. How many of the manned Apollo missions successfully landed humans on the moon and brought them safely back to Earth?

Six (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17)

5. Which human genetic disorder only affects females and occurs when a girl is born with only one X chromosome, instead of the usual two?

Turner syndrome

6. If the adjective for describing a dog is canine and cat is feline, what adjective is used for a wasp?

Vespine

7. An ECG can be used to check the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity but what does ECG stand for?

Electrocardiogram

8. Which astronomical unit of distance is approximately equal to 3.26 light years?

Parsec

9. Which organ in the human body produces, stores and releases glucose?

The liver

10. ‘Calabrese’, ‘Arcadia’ and ‘Blue Wind’ are varieties of which green vegetable?

Broccoli

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Butterfly Quiz

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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