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Science Quiz #291

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 August 2014

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1

What is the modern process used to make steel?

A
Bessemer
B
Blooming
C
Siemens-Martin
D
Linz-Donawitz
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2

What is the full name of the organism found in abundance in the mammalian gut, and used as the host organism for the majority of work with recombinant DNA, in early commercial work the bacterium of choice for cloning and mass-producing new materials?

A
Staphylococcus aureus
B
Enterococcus faecalis
C
Clostridium perfringens
D
Escherichia coli
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3

It is considered to have been conceived in the West as an idea in 1508 and in its current highly-oxygen-permeable form 490 years later, and is..?

A
Contact lens
B
Artificial heart valve
C
Oesophagal stent
D
Transdermal patch
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4

What in the human body shows the effect of melanin?

A
Lungs
B
Skin
C
Heart
D
Liver
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5

Where would an oxbow be found?

A
At an archery contest
B
Near a river
C
In the small bones of the human wrist
D
Clamping beakers in a science laboratory
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6

What is disposophobia?

A
Compulsive hoarding of unnecessary possessions
B
Fear of plastic bags
C
A fear of losing possessions
D
Fear of paper towels
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7

In what constellation is the multiple star Polaris found?

A
Southern Cross
B
Ursa Minor
C
Milky Way
D
Arctic Monkey
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