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Science Quiz #176

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 May 2012

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1

What is the more common name for polytetrafluoroethylene?

A
Nylon
B
Teflon
C
Flouron
D
Ethyl alcohol
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2

What are found, although in small amounts, in certain seeds and stones, such as those of apple, mango, peach, and bitter almonds?

A
Cyanides
B
Opiates
C
Glutamates
D
Ungulates
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3

What is the name for about 70 species of insect native to New Zealand that can grow as long as 100 mm (4 in) not including the legs and antennae, and weigh about 20-30 g (1 to 3/4 of an ounce)?

A
Dempa
B
Weta
C
Moysta
D
Ratti
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4

What is a disorder of the immune system (called "type I hypersensitivity") whereby the human body reacts adversely to normally harmless environmental substances?

A
Allergy
B
Aneurism
C
Alopecia
D
Algebra
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5

What name is given to the concept that an animal hitting keys at random on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a particular chosen text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare?

A
Infinite monkey theorem
B
Advanced typing exam
C
Random access monkery
D
The Concept of Literary Accident
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6

What science is concerned with the development of an embryo from the fertilization of the ovum to the foetus stage?

A
Ethnology
B
Entomology
C
Etymology
D
Embryology
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7

What are the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron known as?

A
Matey chunks
B
Friendly objects
C
Platonic solids
D
Chummy items
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