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Science Quiz #255

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 December 2013

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1

What live in an artificial environment known as a formicarium?

A
Reptiles
B
Fish
C
Ants
D
Gerbils
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2

The first successful public operation under which anaesthetic was carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 by William Morton?

A
Xenon
B
Ether
C
Chloroform
D
Propanol
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3

Why did the Roslin Institute in Scotland become known world-wide in 1996?

A
Identifying the SARS virus
B
Work on victims of the Dunblane Massacre
C
Preparing for the reinstallation of the Stone of Scone in Edinburgh Castle
D
The birth of the cloned sheep, Dolly
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4

Which of these is an acute disease that affects humans and animals, caused by inhaling or ingesting bacterial spores that are able to survive in harsh conditions for extremely long periods of time?

A
Influenza
B
Leukemia
C
Tuberculosis
D
Anthrax
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5

Which of these is a bird?

A
Ptarmigan
B
Parmesan
C
Cardigan
D
Partisan
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6

Which of these words means the back of the head?

A
Brow
B
Lilliput
C
Occupancy
D
Occiput
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7

The standard negative pulldown for 35 mm motion picture film is four perforations per frame along both edges, which makes for exactly how many frames per foot?

A
35
B
16
C
20
D
8
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