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Science Quiz #283

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 June 2014

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1

What is the name for the decrease in size of tissue or an organ due to physiological change from old age, or lack of use, nutrition or nerve supply?

Note: This question was updated in February 2022
A
Arthritis
B
Inertia
C
Devolution
D
Atrophy
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2

What usually causes the bone disease called rickets?

A
Alopecia
B
Lack of natural light
C
Lactose intolerance
D
A deficiency of vitamin D
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3

Which of these equations accurately represents the relationship between the square of a number and the product of one less and one greater than that number?

A
x2 = (x-1)(x+1)
B
(x2)-1 = (x-1)(x+1)
C
(x2)+1 = (x-1)(x+1)
D
x2 = (x-1)(x+1)-1
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4

What device removes a pilot from an aircraft in an emergency?

A
Spring stool
B
Propelled bench
C
Shot chair
D
Ejector seat
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5

What is the common name for trypanosomiasis?

A
Cooking disease
B
Sleepy sickness
C
Sleeping sickness
D
Parkinson's disease
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6

What is the most publicly used method for categorizing the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids and comets?

Note: This question was updated in February 2018
A
The Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale
B
The Beaufort Scale
C
The Torino Scale
D
The Fujita scale
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7

After digestion, food passes from the stomach through the pylorus to where?

A
Bastille
B
Duodenum
C
Liver
D
Gall bladder
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