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Science Quiz #23

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 June 2009

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1

What is another name for shingles?

A
Hermes zoroastra
B
Herpes zoster
C
Sprach zarathustra
D
Mild catoniasta
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2

What name is given to a compound of carbon and hydrogen in various proportions?

A
Hydrate
B
Hydrocarbon
C
Hydroxide
D
Hydroxyl
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3

What is the subject of the study of "limnology"?

Note: This question was updated in May 2014
A
The history of illuminated manuscripts
B
Blood circulation in human arms and legs
C
Branch growth
D
Inland waters
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4

Symptoms of what disease include fever, shivering, joint pain, vomiting, anaemia, hemoglobinuria, retinal damage, and convulsions, with cyclical occurrence of sudden coldness followed by rigour, fever and sweating?

A
Polio
B
Jaundice
C
Malaria
D
Measles
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5

What name is given to the earth's crust?

A
Barysphere
B
Lithosphere
C
Hydrosphere
D
Atmosphere
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6

Which chemical process is involved in changing ethyl chloride to ethyl alcohol?

A
Osmosis
B
Hydrolysis
C
Electrolysis
D
Hydrostatics
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7

What is the name for the measurement and description of navigable waters necessary for safe navigation of vessels?

A
Mal de mer
B
Oceanography
C
Bathygraphy
D
Hydrography
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