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Science Quiz #48

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 December 2009

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1

Which of these is a type of seaweed?

A
Riboflavin
B
Carrageen
C
Niacin
D
Lanolin
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2

Which virus spread by fleas was deliberately introduced into Australia to control rabbits in 1951?

A
Cat scratch fever
B
Psittacosis
C
Measles
D
Myxomatosis
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3

What was invented by Elias Howe in 1846 and improved by Isaac Merritt Singer?

A
Weaving loom
B
Dishwasher
C
Sewing machine
D
Sausage-making machine
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4

Historically, anthrax was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

Note: This question was updated in January 2015
A
Electrician
B
Miner
C
Wool sorter
D
Stone mason
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5

Which of these planets is known for its rings?

A
Mercury
B
Saturn
C
Earth
D
Venus
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6

What is pognophobia the fear of?

A
Beards
B
Noses
C
Dogs
D
Bears
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7

What was patented in London by Ralph Wedgewood in 1806?

A
China
B
Carbon paper
C
A design for a chair leg
D
Mimeograph
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