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Science Quiz #161

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 February 2012

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What is Whitcombe Judson credited with inventing in 1893?

Note: This question was updated in August 2019
A
Nylon
B
Linoleum
C
Plastic
D
Zip fastener
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2

In 2010, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization announced that it expected to make a formal declaration in 2011 of the global eradication of "Rinderpest". What does Rinderpest attack, mostly?

Note: This question was updated in July 2019
A
Rice
B
Humans
C
Cattle
D
Sheep
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3

Where are the palatine bones?

A
Mouth
B
Spine
C
Leg
D
Arm
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4

What is a young alpaca called?

A
Gosling
B
Vicuna
C
Cria
D
Cygnet
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5

What condition, often painful especially when standing or walking, is most common in the legs, because of higher blood pressure there when standing?

A
Spontaneous dental regeneration
B
Rickets
C
Varicose veins
D
Malaria
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6

Lactose is found in which of these?

A
Orange juice
B
Milk
C
Whisky
D
Lace edgings
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7

Which of these is half the length of the diameter of a circle?

A
Circumference
B
Radius
C
Sector
D
Tangent
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