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Science Quiz #268

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 March 2014

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1

What is the study of the production of very low temperature and the behaviour of materials at those temperatures?

A
Iglunacy
B
Kelvinism
C
Cryogenics
D
Calormetrics
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2

What is a more formal name for ear wax?

A
Theramin
B
Cerumen
C
Riboflavin
D
Borax
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3

How many centimetres are there in 3.5 metres?

A
350
B
35
C
3,500
D
35,000
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4

Usually, how many feet should one stand away from an eye chart?

A
5
B
15
C
10
D
20
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5

Which of these is a word for the irrational fear of women?

A
Gynophobia
B
Glossophobia
C
Venustraphobia
D
Ephebiphobia
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6

What is the name for the coloured part around the pupil of the eye?

A
Iris
B
Flag
C
Lily
D
Arum
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7

What is the meaning of the medical term "tachycardia"?

A
Abnormally fast heart rate
B
Abnormally slow heart rate
C
Irregular heart rate
D
No heart rate
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