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Science Quiz #13

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 April 2009

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1

What event affecting television happened in the United States on 8 September 2008 and in Canada on 31 August 2011?

Note: This question was updated in August 2016
A
Beginning of cessation of analog transmissions
B
Deregulation of broadcasting organisations
C
Abolition of the FCC
D
Legislation requiring broadcasts in ethnic languages
Select from the options above.
2

What is a hereditary disease of the blood in males, characterised by excessive bleeding and lack of ability of the blood to clot?

A
Haemophilia
B
Haemoptysis
C
Haemorrhage
D
Haemorrhoids
Select from the options above.
3

What is a navigation instrument used until the 18th century to measure the angles between heavenly bodies, or between them and the horizon?

A
Theodolite
B
Sextant
C
Quadrant
D
Astrolabe
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these is not a species of Chipmunk?

Note: This question was updated in July 2016
A
Most chipmunk
B
Durango Chipmunk
C
Merriam's Chipmunk
D
Least Chipmunk
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these is a condition which, by depriving the body of oxygen, results in choking or suffocation?

A
Gargling
B
Amniocentesis
C
Tracheotomy
D
Asphyxia
Select from the options above.
6

Of which species of plant found on the floors of east Asian forests from eastern India, Indochina, China and Japan have 93 species been formally described, and, it is speculated, there may be 200 to 300?

A
Hyacinth
B
Aspidistra
C
Oleander
D
Nasturtium
Select from the options above.
7

What is the name for what is commonly known as aspirin?

A
Thalidomide
B
D N A
C
Nucleic analgaesic
D
Acetyl-salicylic acid
Select from the options above.
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