Test your knowledge of Science and Nature

Here is the ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’ for March. Quizmistress Helen Fellows has chosen Science and Nature this month – she says inspired by a Trivial Pursuit category.

As usual there are 20 questions, some quite tricky. Send your answers to info@unlockingwarwick.org and we’ll declare a winner and post the answers on the website in a week’s time, on March 8th. Good luck… If you don’t know, just have a guess.

1. What does the Beaufort Scale measure?
2. What is the largest internal organ in the human body?
3. What is the most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere?
4. Which are the only birds known to be capable of flying backwards?
5. Approximately what percentage of the Earth’s surface is covered by water: 61%, 71% or 81%?
6. Which chemical element is sometimes also known as quicksilver?
7. Where is the smallest bone in the human body located?
8. The adjective ‘porcine’ refers to which animal?
9. In the periodic table, what’s the symbol for iron?
10. What type of animal eats both animals and plants?
11. Which English scientist is credited as having invented the World Wide Web in 1989?
12. What is studied by a lepidopterist?
13. Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?
14. What is the primary function of red blood cells in the human body?
15. A leveret is the young of which animal?
16. From which plants is the heart drug Digitalis obtained?
17. Dolly was the first ever living creature to be cloned. What type of animal was she?
18. Igneous rocks are generally associated with which natural phenomenon?
19. What is the tallest and thickest variety of grass?
20. Which antibiotic was the first to be discovered?