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Science Quiz #124

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 June 2011

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1

Which poisonous compound can be a gas, solid or liquid, the most infamous application of which was use by the Nazi regime in Germany for mass murder in some gas chambers during the Holocaust?

A
Cyanide
B
Strychnine
C
Carbon monoxide
D
Arsenic
Select from the options above.
2

What is the difference between the sum of the prime numbers between 0 and 10 and the product of those numbers?

A
192
B
100
C
193
D
90
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3

What branch of biology, dating from the discovery of blood corpuscles by Marcello Malpighi in 1661, classifies and describes the development of the forms of living organisms?

A
Entology
B
Geology
C
Histology
D
Scientology
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4

A lodestone or loadstone is a piece of the mineral magnetite which has what property?

A
It crumbles easily
B
It is naturally magnetised
C
It absorbs water
D
It dissolves in water
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5

Which of these is a chemical released by one or more cells that affects cells in other parts of the organism, only a small amount of which is needed to alter cell metabolism that, in animals, are often transported in the blood?

A
Calcium
B
Hormone
C
Pheromone
D
Antibody
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6

According to tradition, elephants have good what?

A
Eyesight
B
Manners
C
Memories
D
Skin tone
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7

John Boyd Dunlop was associated with the development of what item?

A
Telephone
B
Cuckoo clock
C
Phonograph
D
Pneumatic tyre
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