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Science Quiz #83

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 August 2010

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1

A United Nations report published in July 2007 placed which country first in the industrialized world in marijuana use, at 14.1% of the population?

A
Canada
B
Australia
C
USA
D
The Netherlands
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2

Which of these is a rodent?

A
Gerbil
B
Corgi
C
Giraffe
D
Cobra
Select from the options above.
3

What bodily process breaks food down into nutrients?

A
Genuflection
B
Respiration
C
Digestion
D
Desperation
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these is a disease caused by a lack of Vitamin B1, characterised by inflammation of the peripheral nerves with subsequent paralysis, dropsy and heart failure?

A
Malaria
B
Mumps
C
Beri-beri
D
Whooping cough
Select from the options above.
5

In 2009, when it was suggested that doctors in the state of Queensland, Australia, were losing patients due to their shifts of 80 hours per week, what did Queensland health officials suggest that doctors do about it?

A
Drink 6 cups of coffee per day
B
Make sure that they took a ten minute break every hour
C
Stop watching television at home and sleep instead
D
Refrain from sexual activity
Select from the options above.
6

What name is given to the liability of members of certain families or races to suffer from certain diseases?

A
Diathesis
B
Diathermy
C
Diapason
D
Dianthus
Select from the options above.
7

What was the principle laid down in Adam Smith's "Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" published in 1776?

A
Business and trade should be controlled by government intervention
B
The world's population is increasing faster than its ability to produce food
C
Business and trade should not be hampered by government intervention
D
Industrialisation is the only means to economic prosperity
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