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Feral fun – a quick quiz

By David, 8 September 2021 Quiz

These questions have gone feral, from introduced animals to rogue planets. Can you tame the beast and beat this quiz?

#1. Felis catus is the scientific name for which invasive animal?

Felis catus is the scientific name for the cat.

#2. Which of the following birds is native to Australia, not introduced?

Commonly called seagulls, silver gulls are native to Australia.

#3. PSO J318.5−22 is a rogue planet, but what does that mean?

Rogue planets such as PSO J318.5−22 don’t orbit stars.

#4. How did cane toads come to Australia?

Cane beetles were attacking sugar cane plants, so cane toads were introduced to eat them. Unfortunately, the cane toads caused lots of damage, and they didn’t even eat the cane beetles!

#5. Which chemical element has the symbol F?

Also known by the symbol F, fluorine is an extremely reactive yellow gas at standard conditions.

Was I right?

Results

Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

 

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