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Science Quiz #98

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 December 2010

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1

What book was published by Immanuel Kant in 1781?

A
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
B
Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
C
The Critique of Pure Reason
D
Meditations on First Philosophy
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2

Where was the world's most powerful recorded volcanic eruption?

Note: This question was updated in April 2017
A
Mt Aso, Kyoto, Japan
B
Krakatoa, 1883
C
Tambora, 1815
D
Thera (Santorini) around 1470 BC
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3

Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is the collective name for a number of activities to search for extra-terrestrial life using scientific methods to search for what, specifically?

A
Space ships
B
Blinking lights
C
Electromagnetic transmissions
D
Buildings being erected on other planets
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4

Which of these is a type of bird?

A
Coddling
B
Kipling
C
Fiddling
D
Starling
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5

What glands produce adrenaline and cortisol?

A
Suprarenal
B
Parotid
C
Lymph
D
Mucous
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6

Which of these is a condition in which the eye's cornea becomes inflamed, often marked by moderate to intense pain, and usually involving impaired eyesight?

A
Cataract
B
Keratitis
C
Optic neuritis
D
Astigmatism
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7

What protein in the blood carries oxygen around the body?

A
Haemoglobin
B
Myoglobin
C
Neuroglobin
D
Cytoglobin
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