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Science Quiz #74

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 June 2010

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Which infectious disease is characterised by ulceration and inflammation of the bowel with generalised toxaemia and "wasting", usually caused via infection of food contaminated by flies?

A
Typhus
B
Typhoid fever
C
Measles
D
Whooping cough
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2

Which heavenly body was discovered by astronomer Clyde W Tombaugh on 18 February 1930?

Note: This question was updated in April 2022
A
Saturn
B
Pluto
C
Venus
D
Mars
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3

What word is used to describe how to remove rubber from trees?

A
Faucet
B
Tap
C
Bidet
D
Bath
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4

Which of these is not green?

A
Chlorite
B
Chlorine
C
Chlorophyll
D
Chloroform
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5

Which of these is an acute infectious fever characterised by a rash which, after going through stages, dries up and leaves permanent scarring?

A
Smallpox
B
Mumps
C
Whooping cough
D
Measles
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6

Rickets is caused by a deficiency in which vitamin?

Note: This question was updated in September 2015
A
A
B
C
C
D
D
B1
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7

What is another word for "Endomorphic"?

A
Plump
B
Skinny
C
Tall
D
Short
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