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Science Quiz #253

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 November 2013

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1

Churning cream produces what?

A
A sore arm
B
Honey
C
Butter
D
Wine
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2

Bile is made in the liver and discharged into the duodenum. Where is it stored and concentrated on this journey?

A
Kidneys
B
Liver
C
Spleen
D
Gall bladder
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3

What is another name for the plant known as "deadly nightshade"?

A
Foxglove
B
Belladonna
C
Gladioli
D
Beauxartes
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4

What was the name of Sir Fred Hoyle’s theory, an alternative to the Big Bang, that said that there was continuous creation of matter between galaxies, so that as galaxies get further apart, new ones develop between them?

A
Little bang
B
Steady state
C
Whimper
D
River
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5

What is a farrow?

A
Coral island
B
Field not being used
C
Burial mound
D
A litter of pigs
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6

Tuberculosis was once called which of these?

A
Exhaustion
B
Consumption
C
Micturition
D
Fibrillation
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7

What term is applied to the selective breeding of people?

A
Eurythmics
B
Eugenics
C
Endemics
D
Eclectics
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