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Quiz 36 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

Not the most pleasant round…. but this round is all about diseases and injuries. We will give you the name of a disease/injury which affects only a certain part of the body. You need to give us the organ/area of the body it affects. 1. Ménière’s disease The ear (inner ear to be precise) 2. Hepatitis …

Quiz 37 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

The following are breeds or species of which type of animal? 1. Barbet Dog 2. Simbrah Cattle 3. Australian Mist Cat 4. Appaloosa Horse 5. French Angora Rabbit 6. Greater Mouse-Eared Bat 7. Muntjac Deer 8. Beltsville Small White Turkey 9. Chinstrap Penguin 10. British Saddleback Pig   Quiz 37 Round 5 Science and Nature …

Quiz 40 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

1. How many legs does a cockroach have? 6 2. What substance is manufactured using the ‘Haber process’? Ammonia 3. ‘Dry ice’ is a term used for the frozen form of what? Carbon dioxide 4. Which value on the pH scale indicates a neutral substance? 7 5. What is the name for the SI unit …

Quiz 44 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

This round is all about inventions. Which inventions are the following people credited with (either fully or partly)? In the case of inventors who had their name associated with more than one creation we are looking for their most famous. 1. John Logie Baird Television 2. Alexander Graham Bell Telephone 3. George W. Ferris Big …

Quiz 47 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. Which scientist wrote the famous book ‘A Brief History of Time’? Stephen Hawking 2. Who was the third person to walk on the moon? Charles P. (Pete) Conrad 3. What would be the purpose of bariatric surgery? Weight loss 4. Halley’s comet is visible from Earth every how many years? 75 – 76 5. …

Quiz 49 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is slightly different – you will be given a selection of leaves from different trees. You need to identify which type of tree it comes from – nothing too complicated, no extra points for Latin names! We are looking for the single-term, common name (i.e. ‘ash’, not ‘common ash’ or ‘black …

Quiz 48 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

The following is a list of scientific, IT and science-related abbreviations and acronyms. What do they stand for? 1. AI (when related to computing and robots) Artificial Intelligence 2. Radar Radio Detection/Detecting and Ranging 3. DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid 4. Laser Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation 5. NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration 6. …

Quiz 52 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

1. What is the more common name for iron pyrite? Fool’s Gold 2. Which unit of measurement is approximately equivalent to 3.26 light years? Parsec 3. A lactometer measures the density of which substance? Milk 4. In which year was the Apple iPhone first released? 2007 5. To which animal does the adjective ‘ovine’ refer? …

Quiz 56 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. ‘Xe’ is the official abbreviation for which chemical element? Xenon 2. Which planet in our solar system is closest to the sun? Mercury 3. Who invented the jet engine? Sir Frank Whittle 4. In which country are the Headquarters of ‘CERN’, the European Council for Nuclear Research?  Switzerland 5. Does sound travel faster through …

Quiz 59 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

The answers to all of the following are numbers or years. 1.How long does it take on average, in minutes, for light to travel from the Sun’s surface to the Earth? 8 minutes and 20 seconds (accept 8 or 9 minutes) 2. In which decade did Alfred Nobel patent the invention of dynamite? 1860s (1867 to …