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#1. What part of the plant Crocus sativus does the spice saffron come from?

Saffron spice is the stigma and styles of the saffron flower.

#2. What space region are the dwarf planets Pluto, Haumea and Makemake part of?

The Kuiper belt is a bit like the asteroid belt, but it’s just outside the orbit of Neptune, rather than between Mars and Jupiter.

#3. In a human body, what organ is the appendix typically a part of?

The appendix is part of the intestines, found near the junction between the small and large intestines.

#4. Which of the following elements is a part of all steels?

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, and sometimes other elements.

#5. Which simple machine has a fulcrum?

The fulcrum is the pivot or hinging part of a lever.

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7 responses

  1. Robyn Avatar

    The answers are not appearing when I click the “was I right” button.

    1. David Avatar

      Hi Robyn,
      Sorry to hear that!

      The answers might be appearing at the top of the quiz – have you tried scrolling up?


  2. Judy Avatar

    No, scrolling up doesn’t help.

  3. David Avatar

    Oh dear! I’ll see what I can do, but in the meantime, the correct answers are:
    Reproductive parts of a flower
    The Kuiper Belt
    A lever

  4. Judy Avatar

    Thank you, you made me happy. It was like an undone shoelace.

  5. Louise Avatar

    I’m afraid I have the same problem. The answers do not appear. This has been the case for quite a while.

  6. Phil Avatar

    If you are using Internet Explorer try Google Chrome and it should work ok.

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