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Science Quiz #286

Science and Nature Quiz for 9 July 2014

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In biology what are Retzius lines?

A
Seam lines on the cranium
B
Growth lines or bands in tooth enamel
C
Fine muscles directly in front of the urinary bladder
D
Veins alongside the abdominal walls
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2

Which of these is a precious stone made of pure carbon?

A
Garnet
B
Diamond
C
Opal
D
Pearl
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3

Thiamine, niacine and riboflavin belong to which vitamin group?

A
B
B
A
C
C
D
D
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4

What is a scuppernong?

A
A grape native to the southeastern USA
B
An Australian marsupial
C
An item of rubbish thrown from a ship
D
A form of ice dancing
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5

What was invented in the 1940s by Percy Spencer, an American self-taught engineer from Howland, Maine, who was building magnetrons for radar sets?

A
Microwave oven
B
Vacuum cleaner
C
Television set
D
Wireless transmitter
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6

What is taphophobia the fear of?

A
Grass
B
Graves
C
Garages
D
Goblins
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7

Where is hydrochloric acid found in the human body?

A
Kidneys
B
Lungs
C
Stomach
D
Pancreas
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