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Science Quiz #197

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 October 2012

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1

Urticaria affects what part of the body?

A
Bones
B
Bladder
C
Skin
D
Blood
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2

Which of these is most likely to contain lactose?

A
Beer
B
Milk
C
Water
D
Gin
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3

What are the topmost 7 vertebrae of the backbone called?

A
Cervical
B
Thoracic
C
Lumbar
D
Sacral
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4

The now-extinct Elephant Bird, believed to have been 3 metres tall and weigh 500 kg, was believed to have inhabited what area?

A
Congo
B
Madagascar
C
Brazilian rain forest
D
New Zealand
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5

Which of these gases is frequently used in refrigeration?

A
Ammonia
B
Chlorine
C
Helium
D
Methane
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6

Which of these planets has the greatest extremes of temperature?

A
Mercury
B
Uranus
C
Saturn
D
Earth
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7

Which of these is the branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney?

A
Nephrology
B
Phrenology
C
Pharmacology
D
Narcolepsy
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