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Science Quiz #166

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 March 2012

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1

Double vision, the perception of two images from a single object, is properly called what?

A
Diplopia
B
Dipsomania
C
Diploma
D
Diphthong
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2

Which of these is a localised, blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall that most commonly occurs in arteries at the base of the brain and in the aorta?

A
Aneurism
B
Plagiarism
C
Autism
D
Recidivism
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3

What does an "aquarium" simulate?

A
A rain forest or swamp
B
A circulating current through different-levelled pools
C
The submerged area of a water habitat
D
A dry habitat.
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4

Transits of Venus occur in a pattern, with pairs of transits 8 years apart separated by much longer gaps, that repeats every how many years?

A
189
B
56
C
113
D
243
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5

What nest at Sandy Cape, the most northern point on Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia, which is protected as part of the Great Sandy National Park?

A
Turtles
B
Gannets
C
Penguins
D
Swans
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6

What is the "Ishihara test" for?

A
The strength of reinforced concrete
B
Colour blindness
C
The sharpness of scalpels and similar objects
D
The effectiveness of streamlining
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7

Which of these is NOT a dangerous gas that forms naturally in a coal mine?

A
White damp
B
Choke damp
C
Black damp
D
Fire damp
Select from the options above.
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