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Science Quiz #126

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 June 2011

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1

Which of these is another name for toothache?

A
Odontalgia
B
Dentrifice
C
Mononucleosis
D
Rubella
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2

What is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of vertebrates?

A
Plasma
B
Glucose
C
Platelets
D
Haemoglobin
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3

What is a kumquat?

A
Weapon used by Australian aborigines
B
Traditional north American dwelling made of hides
C
Large rodent native to South America
D
Fruit
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4

Jugular veins carry blood away from which part of the body?

A
Liver
B
Feet
C
Arms
D
Head
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5

Which of these is a genus of armoured dinosaur with distinctive tail spikes and plates from the Late Jurassic period, once found in western North America and Europe?

A
Stegosaurus
B
Apatosaurus
C
Diplodocus
D
Velociraptor
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6

What is a fontanelle?

A
Part of the bowel
B
A bone in the hand
C
Part of the nasal cavity
D
The soft spot on a baby's head
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7

What is a "thresher"?

A
Rat
B
Antelope
C
Dog
D
Shark
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