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Science Quiz #231

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 June 2013

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1

What do loxodromes contribute to?

A
Map drawing
B
Study of spiral galaxies
C
Understanding of hurricanes
D
Sundials
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2

What substance, best known as a poison, was used in small doses in medications as a stimulant, as a laxative, and for enhancing performance in sports?

A
Codeine
B
Digitalis
C
Arsenic
D
Strychnine
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3

Which of these would you expect never to be prescribed for someone suffering from haemophilia?

A
Warfarin
B
Tincture of arnica
C
Aspirin
D
Antihistamine
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4

Which of these is commonly used in vehicle brake fluid?

A
Castor oil
B
Linseed oil
C
Palm oil
D
Olive oil
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5

What indicates the legal limit to which a ship may be loaded?

A
Sneaker line
B
Plimsoll line
C
Trainer line
D
Pumps line
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6

What does LCD commonly stand for?

A
Liquid Crystal Display
B
Lemon Curd Daiquiri
C
Little Compact Disc
D
Lively Cute Dog
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7

What is a method of preserving and sterilising food, in which a product is processed under very high pressure, leading to the inactivation of certain microorganisms and enzymes in it?

A
The Fleming Process
B
Pasteurisation
C
Pascalisation
D
The Curie Curing Method
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