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Science Quiz #28

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 July 2009

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1

Which of these is a treatment used to combat mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia?

A
Radiology
B
Electro Cardiography
C
Electro Encephalography
D
Electric Convulsive Therapy
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2

Which of these branches of zoology is to do with the study of insects?

A
Taxonomy
B
Behavioural ecology
C
Entomology
D
Ichthyology
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3

Which metal is liquid at room temperature?

A
Tin
B
Mercury
C
Lead
D
Aluminium
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4

What was the name of Sir Fred Hoyle’s theory, an alternative to the Big Bang, that said that there was continuous creation of matter between galaxies, so that as galaxies get further apart, new ones develop between them?

A
Little bang
B
Steady state
C
Whimper
D
River
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5

What small, oily fish, of which there are 15 species, found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic, the Baltic Sea, the North Pacific, and the Mediterranean, move in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America?

A
Sardines
B
Herring
C
Pilchards
D
Sprats
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6

What name was given to the architectural style adopted in Britain from 1714 to 1820?

Note: This question was updated in July 2016
A
Neapolitan
B
Gothic
C
Georgian
D
Edwardian
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7

What name is given to an obstruction of an artery by a substance carried by the blood?

A
Pericardium
B
Embolism
C
Endocardium
D
Aneurism
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