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Science Quiz #305

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 November 2014

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The wife of Humphrey Verdon Roe, with whom she founded a ground-breaking clinic in Britain, was also an author, palaeobotanist and campaigner for women's rights. What was the field in which she is known for pioneering effective, widespread and consistent action?

A
Prevention or cure of sexually transmitted diseases
B
Birth control
C
Neonatal and early childhood care
D
Marital guidance counselling
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2

If water is described as "brackish" it has a high concentration of what?

A
Salt
B
Sulphur
C
Lead
D
Mud
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3

What part of the body produces insulin?

A
Kidney
B
Liver
C
Pancreas
D
Spleen
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4

What leaves relieve pain caused by stinging nettle?

A
Oak
B
Bay
C
Laurel
D
Dock
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5

What is the technical term for measles?

A
Vanilli
B
Manzanilla
C
Tacacoma
D
Morbilli
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6

Which of these is not a type of oak tree?

A
Ring-cupped
B
English
C
Turkey
D
Austrian
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7

William Saville-Kent, an English naturalist in Australia in the 1880s and 1890s, studied and photographed marine life and the Great Barrier Reef in detail in order to provide what?

A
A benchmark for study of the health of Australian fish stocks and potential for development
B
Research for a paper for the Royal Zoological Society, UK
C
Material for his marine science publication for the general public
D
Material for the Great International Fisheries Exhibition in London in 1883
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