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Science Quiz #195

Science and Nature Quiz for 10 October 2012

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1

What is unusual about the feet of people who have "Morton's toe"?

A
The 5th toe is the same size as the 2nd toe
B
The 2nd toe is longer than the big toe
C
The little toe curves in towards the big toe
D
The big toe curves in towards the little toe
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2

What does a mycologist study?

A
Plant diseases
B
Myxomycetes
C
Eye diseases
D
Fungi
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3

What name is given to the mental state in which one imagines oneself as a dog, frequently barking and growling?

A
Affective distemper
B
Lucus effect
C
Cynanthropy
D
Stendhal syndrome
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4

Which of these is a measure of the number of random ways in which a system may be arranged, often taken to be a measure of "disorder", everyday examples of which can be seen in mixing salt and pepper in a bag and melting ice?

A
Ecstasy
B
Enmity
C
Ex-partner
D
Entropy
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5

Which of these is a citrus fruit?

A
Coconut
B
Banana
C
Tangerine
D
Date
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6

What part of the body is affected by a stye?

A
Eye
B
Finger
C
Knee
D
Toe
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7

Where would one find the Appleton layer?

Note: This question was updated in January 2021
A
In the oceans
B
The earth's crust
C
Saturn's rings
D
The earth's upper atmosphere
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