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Science Quiz #107

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 February 2011

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What is the common name for Hydrocephalus, a pathological condition whereby fluid is retained within the skull?

A
Liquid nails
B
Water on the brain
C
Fluid thinking
D
Think tank
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2

What causes a screeching sound when a live microphone is put too close to a speaker?

A
Grazeright
B
Chewfore
C
Eatleft
D
Feedback
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3

What is hydrophobia?

A
Fear of enclosed spaces
B
Fear of power stations
C
Rabies
D
Reluctance to clean the bath
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4

What word applies to the action of tilting one's head back, allowing a mouthful of liquid to sit in the upper throat and expelling air from the lungs, causing the liquid to bubble through the throat and mouth?

A
Gargle
B
Gandalf
C
Gander
D
Gaggle
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5

What is the name for an argument presented in logical form, containing 2 premises and a conclusion?

A
Syllogism
B
Anachronism
C
Home truth
D
Paradigm
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6

How many feet are there in a fathom?

A
500
B
100
C
6
D
12
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7

Which of these signs of the zodiac has no horns?

A
Taurus
B
Aquarius
C
Aries
D
Capricorn
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