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Science Quiz #10

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 March 2009

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1

What is the word commonly thought to mean "a morbid fear of open spaces"?

A
Arachnophobia
B
Vertigo
C
Agoraphobia
D
Bulemia
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2

What is a nervous disorder whereby a person suddenly falls asleep?

A
Insomnia
B
Amnesia
C
Somnambulation
D
Narcolepsy
Select from the options above.
3

Which one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus is the only one found in the New World (i.e. Mexico, across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina)?

A
Tiger
B
Jaguar
C
Lion
D
Leopard
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4

What is the next number in the series 1, 16, 81, 256, 625?

A
4096
B
2401
C
1296
D
1269
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5

What is the name given to a class of coal that contains a high percentage of fired carbon and burns smokelessly with intense heat?

A
Atalicite
B
Dolomite
C
Pharmacite
D
Anthracite
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is a medical term for coughing up blood, associated with lung and heart disease?

A
Haemoptysis
B
Haemophilia
C
Hiccough
D
Haemorrhoids
Select from the options above.
7

How many signs of the Zodiac are neither inanimate nor human?

A
11
B
5
C
9
D
7
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