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Science Quiz #21

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 June 2009

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1

Piles is a familiar word for what medical condition?

A
Haemorrhoids
B
Haemoptysis
C
Haemophilia
D
Haemorrhage
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2

What tree and its fruit is also known as the butter pear and alligator pear?

A
Banana
B
Chinese Gooseberry (or Kiwi)
C
Peach
D
Avocado
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3

What is an anodyne?

A
A medical condition affecting the heart
B
An event that occurs every 12 months
C
A drug used to relieve pain
D
Part of a battery
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4

What infectious disease, commonest in childhood, caused by a virus, is characterised by swelling of the salivary glands, slight fever and malaise?

A
Measles
B
Chickenpox
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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5

On which dates in the Gregorian calendar do places on earth currently have approximately 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night?

Note: This question was updated in May 2016
A
11 January and 15 June
B
21 December and 22 June
C
20 March and 21 September
D
25 March and 29 December
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6

What carries the blood flow of the human body from the periphery to the right side of the heart?

A
Vein
B
Artery
C
Corpuscle
D
Highway
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7

What small green fish with blue reflections (due to a silver longitudinal stripe that runs from the base of the caudal fin) is found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans?

A
Plankton
B
Herring
C
Silverside
D
Anchovy
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