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Science Quiz #149

Science and Nature Quiz for 23 November 2011

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1

What does an anthropologist study?

A
Human beings
B
Coal
C
Wool
D
Shakespeare
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2

Which plant is commonly used as a herbal treatment for depression?

A
St. Johns Wort
B
Eucalyptus
C
Slippery Elm
D
Aloe Vera
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3

What does the chemical symbol Ag stand for?

A
Iron
B
Gold
C
Silver
D
Cheese
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4

Which infectious disease, usually occurring in childhood, is characterised by eruptions of successive crops of vesicles?

A
Mumps
B
Chickenpox
C
Measles
D
Whooping cough
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5

What part of the body is affected by dermatitis?

A
Skin
B
Hair
C
Teeth
D
Inner ear
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6

Carbon is the main constituent of which of these?

A
Charcoal
B
Table salt
C
Hydrochloric acid
D
Baking soda
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7

What is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel whereby tightly folded balloons are passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size using water pressures some 75 to 500 times normal blood pressure (6 to 20 atmospheres)?

A
Pneumonectomy
B
Rhinoplasty
C
Tracheotomy
D
Angioplasty
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