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Science Quiz #131

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 July 2011

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1

What word describes the surface of the palms on the human body?

A
Lumbar
B
Sonar
C
Ventura
D
Volar
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2

Minamata disease, a neurological syndrome with symptoms including ataxia, numbness, general weakness, narrowing of vision and damage to hearing and speech, and even insanity, paralysis, coma and death within weeks, is caused by severe poisoning by what?

A
Mercury
B
Lead
C
Uranium
D
Aluminium
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3

What part of the body removes old red blood cells, holds a reserve of blood in case of haemorrhagic shock and recycles iron?

A
Kidney
B
Pancreas
C
Lung
D
Spleen
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4

What is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes, that were named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus?

Note: This question was updated in January 2019
A
Protea
B
Bougainvillea
C
Hydrangea
D
Geranium
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5

Which vehicle maker has marketed models called Diamante, L300, Chariot and Delica?

A
Mitsubishi
B
Nissan
C
Honda
D
Dodge
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6

The "phylloxera epidemic" affects what?

A
Grapevines
B
Poultry
C
Horses
D
Rubber trees
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7

The Macrocarpa tree is native to what continent?

A
Antarctica
B
Australia
C
Europe
D
North America
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