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Science Quiz #316

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 February 2015

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1

The skull can be divided into two parts: the cranium and what other part?

A
The mandible
B
The dirigible
C
The edible
D
The jawbone co-operative
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2

What would a stethoscope most often be used for?

A
To listen to the heart or lungs, and other internal workings of the body
B
To measure blood pressure
C
To measure wind pressure
D
To measure temperature
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3

What is the name for the fitting together of the masticating surfaces of the upper and lower teeth in biting?

A
Occlusion
B
Osculation
C
Obfuscation
D
Orientation
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4

What infectious disease, commonest in childhood, caused by a virus, is characterised by swelling of the salivary glands, slight fever and malaise?

A
Measles
B
Chickenpox
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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5

In Australia, what is known as a "Laughing Jackass"?

A
Platypus
B
Wombat
C
Dingo
D
Kookaburra
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6

What produces "royal jelly"?

A
Giraffes
B
Sperm whales
C
Macrocarpa trees
D
Bees
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7

If two lemons are added to two apples what, in mathematical terms, is the result?

A
Four pieces of fruit
B
A cupful of acid
C
Two sour apples
D
Two mouldy lemons
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