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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Round

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 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 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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Quiz 76 – Round 5 – Science and Technology

1. What does IBM stand for in the name of the IT company?

International Business Machines (Corporation)

2. In which year was the Sony PlayStation released?

1994

3. Which German passenger airship caught fire in 1937, killing 13 passengers and 22 of the crew?

Hindenburg

4. The ‘Manhattan Project’ was a research and development project producing what?

First atomic bombs (during World War II)

5. The Soviet Probe ‘Venera 7’ was the first to land successfully on another planet – which planet was this?

Venus

6. What does ‘OS’ most commonly stand for in computing terms?

Operating System

7. What is the largest single machine in the world? (Correct as of May 2015)

Large Hadron Collider

8. Which science-fiction writer devised the Three Laws of Robotics?

Isaac Asimov

9. Which company runs the Firefox web browser?

Mozilla

10. What is a ‘blimp’?

A non-rigid airship

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 75 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. How many bones are there in an adult human skeleton?

206

2. Brass is an alloy made up of which two elements?

Copper and zinc

3. What does a seismologist study?

Earthquakes/seismic waves

4. What is the more common name for the scapula?

Shoulder blade

5. What shape is each face on a regular dodecahedron?

Pentagonal

6. What is the more commonly used name for iron pyrite?

Fool’s gold

7. A Bactrian camel is one with two humps – what term is used for a one-humped camel?

Dromedary/Arabian camel

8. Of what is ‘pedology’ the study?

Soils (in their natural environment)

9. Rhinoceros horns consist of which substance?

Keratin

10. How much does a cubic metre of water weigh?

One tonne

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 74 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

1. What is the fastest bird on Earth?

Peregrine Falcon

2. In which part of the body will you find the ‘malleolus’?

Ankle (bony protrusion on each side of the ankle)

3. What is the freezing point of water on the Fahrenheit scale?

32 degrees

4. The alpine ibex is a member of which species of animal?

Goat

5. Which chemical element has the symbol ‘Se’?

Selenium

6. To the nearest day, how many days does it take for the moon to orbit the Earth?

27 days (27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes and 11.6 seconds)

7. In physics, what is defined as ‘the energy a body has by virtue of being in motion’?

Kinetic energy

8. The nephrology department of a hospital would deal with medical issues concerning which specific part of the body?

Kidneys

9. Is mercury a liquid, a solid or a gas at room temperature?

Liquid

10. What substance is known as the ‘universal solvent’?

Water

 

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Quiz 73 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. Which type of photography was invented by Edwin Land and was first made publicly available in 1948?

Polaroid photography

2. In what kind of habitat would an arboreal animal live?

In trees

3. Which type of sugar is found in milk?

Lactose

4. What service is provided by a VoIP system?

Making voice calls over the internet (Voice over Internet Protocol)

5. What is the name for the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body?

Haemoglobin

6. What type of creature is a swallowtail?

Butterfly

7. A surface with only one side and one boundary, such as is made by taking a strip of paper, giving it a half twist and joining the ends, is known as what?

A Möbius Strip/A Möbius Band

8. Which planet of our solar system famously has a ‘great red spot’?

Jupiter

9. Which famous scientist has a ‘cage’ named after him, which is a metallic enclosure preventing the entry or escape of an electromagnetic field?

Faraday (Faraday Cage)

10. What type of creature is a sand dollar?

Sea urchin

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 71 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. From which type of animal is cashmere obtained?

Goat

2. In which country would you find the world’s longest suspension bridge?

Japan

3. In which year did Halley’s Comet last pass close enough to the Earth to be visible to the naked eye?

1986

4. What type of mammal is a tamarin?

Monkey

5. In terms of distance, how many feet are equivalent to one fathom?

6

6. What is the name of the underwater valley forming the deepest part of the world’s oceans?

Mariana Trench

7. What is the alternative name for the chemical element tungsten?

Wolfram

8. Of what is ‘hippophobia’ a fear?

Horses

9. Which hydrocarbon has the chemical formula C2H6?

Ethane

10. What is a pathogen?

Any agent that causes a disease or infection

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 70 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

Young animals quiz – What is the name for the young of these animals?

1. Alligator

Hatchling

2. Camel

Calf

3. Ferret

Kit

4. Hare

Leveret

5. Seal

Pup

6. Kangaroo

Joey

7. Oyster

Spat

8. Deer

Fawn

9. Swan

Cygnet (can also be called a swanling or flapper)

10. Turkey

Poult

 

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