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Science Quiz #213

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 February 2013

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Which of these is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, which uses reference books known as "repertories"?

A
Abroadopathy
B
Awayopathy
C
Homeopathy
D
Houseopathy
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2

What word is used to mean the dead skin at the base of a fingernail?

A
Clavicle
B
Reticule
C
Cubicle
D
Cuticle
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3

What is the name of the vertical groove above the upper lip that connects the top lip to the bottom of the nose?

A
Philtrum
B
Lymph
C
Dozier
D
Phylum
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4

Which of these is a type of sheep?

A
Bolero
B
Merino
C
Matador
D
Gaucho
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5

What sort of creature is a coypu?

A
Snake
B
Fish
C
Reptile
D
Rodent
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6

What is the engineering term for a shallow masonry construction used to carry the supports of a timber superstructure?

A
Tourney
B
Stack
C
Fleet
D
Plinth
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7

Serotonin is a hormone that mainly affects what in the human body?

A
Production of urine
B
Heart rate
C
Hair growth
D
Mood, intestinal movements, vasoconstriction
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