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Science Quiz #40

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 October 2009

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What reddish-brown bean-shaped organs lies in the abdomen just under the diaphragm, one on each side of the backbone?

Note: This question was updated in January 2015
A
Spleen
B
Kidneys
C
Liver
D
Lung
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2

A cornea is found in what part of the body?

A
Nose
B
Ear
C
Eye
D
Foot
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3

Which building, built in 1884, was the first to use structural steel in its frame and the first to be supported inside and outside by a fireproof metal frame, and is therefore considered to be the first skyscraper?

A
Home Insurance Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA
B
Ritz Hotel, London, UK
C
The Old Bailey, London, UK
D
The Chrysler Building, New York, NY, USA
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4

The crane fly is also known by what name?

A
Brother Hairy Legs
B
Mummy Fat Legs
C
Sister Hot Legs
D
Daddy Long Legs
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5

By what name is an Ornithorhynchus better known?

A
Grumpy person
B
Wombat
C
Platypus
D
Bird fancier
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6

Which of these is a tree disease spread by beetles?

A
German Oak Disease
B
Dutch Elm Disease
C
Belgian Ash Disease
D
Australian Willow Disease
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7

What is the name for an inflammation of the larynx characterised by coughing, harshness (or loss) of voice, choking sensation and difficulty in breathing?

A
Influenza
B
Asphyxia
C
Suffocation
D
Laryngitis
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