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Science Quiz #232

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 June 2013

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What genus of bulbous flowering plants, native to the eastern Mediterranean region east to Iran and Turkmenistan has 3 species: litwinowii, orientalis and transcaspicus?

A
Bougainvillea
B
Protea
C
Hyacinth
D
Hydrangea
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2

Which of these is a species of falcon?

A
Maltese
B
Peregrine
C
Mifawly
D
Amadeus
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3

Which was the last unit in the International System of Units still directly defined by an artefact?

Note: This question was updated in July 2021
A
Kilogram
B
Metre
C
Second (time)
D
Mole
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4

What was the cause of an epidemic of 355 cases (46% fatal) between March and June 2010 in Zamfara State, Nigeria?

A
Ebola
B
Malaria
C
Tuberculosis
D
Lead poisoning
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5

A black widow is a type of what?

A
Spider
B
Crab
C
Bird
D
Fish
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6

Which of these plants is used both as a substitute for jute for making burlap as well as in folk medicine as a diuretic, mild laxative and treatment for cardiac and nerve diseases and cancer?

A
Sisal (Agave sisalana) of which Brazil is the major world producer
B
Roselle, a species of Hibiscus
C
Cannabis sativa sativa, produced mainly in Canada, France & China
D
Manila hemp, obtained from the leaves of the abacá, a relative of the banana
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7

James Esdaile, John Elliotson, Jean-Martin Charcot, Hippolyte Bernheim, Pierre Janet, Émile Coué, Morton Prince, Clark L. Hull, Andrew Salter, Theodore R. Sarbin, Ernest Hilgard, Martin Theodore Orne, and Nicholas Spanos are associated with what?

A
The United Nations Secretariat
B
Seeking a cure for AIDS
C
Hypnosis
D
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
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