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Science Quiz #58

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 February 2010

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What is the name given to the recurrent period of 28 years, whereby the days of the week recur on the same days of the month in any corresponding year?

A
Semi cycle
B
Cosmic year
C
Solar cycle
D
Gregorian cycle
Select from the options above.
2

What is the name for the fitting together of the masticating surfaces of the upper and lower teeth in biting?

A
Occlusion
B
Osculation
C
Obfuscation
D
Orientation
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3

Where does linseed oil come from?

A
Oil well
B
Flax
C
Gear box
D
Service station
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4

Which of these is a fork-tongued lizard found in South Africa, South Asia and Australia?

A
Monitor
B
Tuatara
C
Cobra
D
Minotaur
Select from the options above.
5

What part of the body is affected by gingivitis?

A
Hair
B
Gums
C
Feet
D
Hands
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6

What is a Tasmanian Devil?

A
Four legged animal
B
Whirlwind
C
Tree
D
Snake
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7

Which of these is a disease associated with the absence of nicotinic acid in the diet, characterised by dermatitis, mild diarrhea and delirium?

A
Pellagra
B
Tuberculosis
C
Rabies
D
Ebola
Select from the options above.
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