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Science Quiz #207

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 January 2013

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The symptoms for which poisoning include seizures, a "sawhorse" stance, rigid extension of all four limbs and respiratory paralysis?

A
Strychnine
B
Cyanide
C
Atropine
D
Carbon monoxide
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2

Which of these is a herb?

A
Fennel
B
Tunnel
C
Kennel
D
Puddle
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3

When did people last walk on the moon?

A
21 July 1969
B
14 December 1972
C
6 February 1985
D
24 April 1992
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4

What is the medical description of the loss of hair from the head or body, sometimes to the extent of baldness?

A
Alopecia
B
Epilepsy
C
Diphtheria
D
Aneurism
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5

What chemical element with atomic number 55 is a soft, silvery-gold alkali metal with a melting point of 28 °C (83 °F), and one of only five metals that are liquid at or near room temperature?

A
Gallium
B
Mercury
C
Caesium
D
Silicon
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6

Which of these is not an "angora"?

A
Goat
B
Horse
C
Rabbit
D
Cat
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7

Which planet is named after the primordial Greek god of the sky?

Note: This question was updated in February 2021
A
Jupiter
B
Mars
C
Uranus
D
Saturn
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