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Science Quiz #60

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 March 2010

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1

What is the lining membrane of the cavity of the eyeball connected to the optic nerve which forms the receptor surface for light rays?

A
Rigoletto
B
Retina
C
Retsina
D
Red eye
Select from the options above.
2

Which highly contagious disease, characterised by the sudden onset of rigor, headache, delirium and fever, followed by a rash, is caused by a virus conveyed by lice?

A
Typhoid fever
B
Typhus
C
Measles
D
Whooping cough
Select from the options above.
3

When is a barium meal given to someone?

A
Before they take their clothes off for a medical examination
B
Before they go to a bar
C
Whenever they go to Bari, Italy
D
Before an X Ray examination of the digestive system
Select from the options above.
4

An aircraft flying at 40,000 feet can be heard to break the sound barrier when it achieves a speed of how many miles per hour?

A
320
B
600
C
1,000
D
450
Select from the options above.
5

In 1953, what was announced about the discovery in 1911 to 1915 of the bones of Piltdown Man, who was believed to represent the oldest human race in Europe?

A
Even older bones were found nearby
B
It was exposed as an elaborate hoax
C
Radiation tests proved that they were older than first thought
D
The skeleton was constructed in a new way, proving that he was shorter than first thought
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these is a small monkey found in Columbia and Brazil?

A
Marmoset
B
Marmot
C
Mango
D
Mummer
Select from the options above.
7

What term is used to refer to moths and butterflies?

A
Chrysalises
B
Arachnids
C
Beetles
D
Lepidoptera
Select from the options above.
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