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Science Quiz #103

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 January 2011

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1

Meerkats are native to which continent?

A
South America
B
Australia
C
Asia
D
Africa
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2

The names for the satellites of which planet are chosen from characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope?

Note: This question was updated in February 2018
A
Uranus
B
Saturn
C
Neptune
D
Earth
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3

Carcinoma is a type of what?

A
Dance
B
Motor vehicle
C
Turtle shell
D
Cancer
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4

"Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and the writer Timothy Leary were on what famous flight together?

A
The first bombing raid in the "Battle of Berlin" on 18 / 19 November 1943
B
American Airlines Flight 11 that hit the WTC North Tower on 11 September 2001
C
"Earthview 01: The Founders Flight" into space
D
The last flight of the Concorde on 24 October 2003
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5

What condition caused by spasm of arterioles and sometimes small veins, results in the formation of small raised areas that are white or red, affecting mainly fingers and toes, which later throb and itch?

A
Chilblains
B
Varicose veins
C
Rheumatism
D
Gangrene
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6

What name is given to raised parts of the skin when frightened or cold?

A
Hen eggs
B
Chicken pox
C
Goose bumps
D
Duck tales
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7

What name is given to a young goat?

A
Cub
B
Pup
C
Kid
D
Calf
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