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SCIENCE TRIVIA XI

101) Which of the following represents the largest group of biological classification?


In biology, kingdom is the second highest taxonomic rank below domain.

102) Which of the following could cause a tsunami?


Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions, landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite impacts and other disturbances above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami.

103) What are sterile female honey bees called?


A worker bee is any female bee that lacks the full reproductive capacity of the colony's queen bee. Workers gather pollen into the pollen baskets on their back legs, to carry back to the hive where it is used as food for the developing brood.

104) Which of the following best describes our Moon's orbit around Earth?


The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face.

105) What was the title of Charles Darwin's influential book on evolution?


Darwin's On the Origin of Species is considered the foundation of evolutionary biology.

106) What type of cloud is often described as "cotton-like"?


Cumulus clouds are often described as "fluffy" or "cotton-like" in appearance. Cumulo means "heap" or "pile" in Latin.

107) How many biopolymer strands make up DNA?


Most DNA molecules consist of two biopolymer strands coiled around each other to form a double helix.

108) Convection cannot take place in what form of matter?


Convection cannot take place in solids because neither bulk current flows nor significant diffusion can take place in solids. Diffusion of heat can take place in solids, but that is called heat conduction.

109) During a tornado, what happens to air pressure?


As the updraft of a tornado intensifies, it creates an area of low pressure at the surface.

110) What do you call an organ that produces gametes?


The male gonad, the testicle, produces sperm in the form of spermatozoa. The female gonad, the ovary, produces egg cells.


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