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Science Quiz #62

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 March 2010

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1

Which of these is a herb used as a flavouring in cookery which grows to about 1 foot high, and has purple flowers and oblong leaves?

A
Sage
B
Parsley
C
Rosemary
D
Thyme
Select from the options above.
2

The first case of AIDS was discovered in 1981 in which city?

A
Kampala
B
Los Angeles
C
London
D
New York
Select from the options above.
3

German measles, characterised by a rash, malaise, headache, fever and conjunctivitis, is otherwise known as what?

A
Ivana
B
Nigella
C
Ravenna
D
Rubella
Select from the options above.
4

What is the common name for Chorea, a disease characterised by irregular involuntary movements, commonly found in children?

A
Cerebral palsy
B
Encephalitis
C
Epilepsy
D
St Vitus's Dance
Select from the options above.
5

What is the name for what is basically an induction coil whereby the voltage of an alternating current can be increased or decreased without changing the frequency?

A
Transformer
B
Voltmeter
C
Rheostat
D
Ammeter
Select from the options above.
6

What is the average of 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 25?

A
8
B
6
C
25
D
1
Select from the options above.
7

What is the conifer native to the west coast of North America that grows to over 300 feet high?

A
Oak
B
Sequoia
C
Ply
D
Teak
Select from the options above.
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