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Science Quiz #119

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 April 2011

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What is a transient psychological disorder encountered by some people visiting or vacationing in Paris, to which Japanese visitors are observed to be especially susceptible?

A
Clinical lycanthropy
B
Paris syndrome
C
Anorexia nervosa
D
New World Syndrome
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2

The craisin is the dried fruit of which of these?

A
Strawberry
B
Date
C
Blackberry
D
Cranberry
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3

What is another name for "denatured alcohol", i.e. ethanol with additives (such as methanol, isopropyl alcohol, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone and denatonium), used as a solvent and as fuel for spirit burners and camping stoves?

A
Turpentine
B
White spirit
C
Methylated spirit
D
Kerosene
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4

Which of these is a type of bird?

A
Gamelan
B
Parmesan
C
Ptarmigan
D
Suriname
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5

What chemical compound that is a colourless solid is about 3,000 times stronger than acetic acid?

A
Oxalic acid
B
Formic acid
C
Ascorbic acid
D
Folic acid
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6

Which of these is a fish?

Note: This question was updated in March 2020
A
Eel
B
Starfish
C
Sperm whale
D
Jellyfish
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7

The Berkshire, Australian Yorkshire, Danish Landrace, Mulefoot, Wessex Saddleback and West French White are breeds of what?

A
Cow
B
Sheep
C
Pig
D
Deer
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