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Science Quiz #215

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 February 2013

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1

Which of these ailments affects the throat?

A
Pericarditis
B
Quinsy
C
Fibromyalgia
D
Arthritis
Select from the options above.
2

What is a localised, blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall, which most commonly occurs in arteries at the base of the brain and in the aorta?

A
Aneurism
B
Eczema
C
Allergy
D
Alopecia
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3

Which of these is a type of bat?

A
Pipistrelle
B
Ptarmigan
C
Protea
D
Palomino
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4

Which of these is a migratory bird?

A
Goforit
B
Quick
C
Speedy
D
Swift
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5

What is the only geometric shape that has infinite lines of symmetry?

A
Dodecahedron
B
Rhombus
C
Triangle
D
Circle
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6

Which of these is an organ that, in humans, are in pairs behind the abdominal cavity, in the retroperitoneum, on top of each of which is an adrenal gland (also called the suprarenal gland)?

A
Kidney
B
Lung
C
Liver
D
Spleen
Select from the options above.
7

What is a common chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent unprovoked seizures, which are transient signs and/or symptoms of abnormal, excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain?

A
Eczema
B
Diphtheria
C
Aneurism
D
Epilepsy
Select from the options above.
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