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Science Quiz #317

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 February 2015

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1

What is another name for shingles?

A
Hermes zoroastra
B
Herpes zoster
C
Sprach zarathustra
D
Mild catoniasta
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2

Nitroglycerin is made by treating glycerin with nitric acid and … what?

A
Amorphous hydroxide
B
Citric acid
C
Lead
D
Sulphuric acid
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3

Which of these is not a definition of a "pollard"?

A
A mooring post for a boat
B
A deer which has cast its antlers
C
A mixture of fine bran and a small amount of flour
D
A freshwater fish, a chub or chevin
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4

What name is given to a molecule or atom in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the number of protons?

A
Ion
B
Neutron
C
Black hole
D
Cyclotron
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5

What joint is between the femur and the tibia?

A
Elbow
B
Ankle
C
Wrist
D
Knee
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6

What theory, developed by Franz Joseph Gall, in which personality traits were determined by "reading" bumps and fissures in the skull, was once considered a science?

A
Single skulls
B
Craniology
C
Necromancy
D
Phrenology
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7

Epsom salts, traditionally used in bath salts and in agriculture, are what mineral compound?

A
Sodium bicarbonate
B
Sodium chloride
C
Magnesium sulphate
D
Calcium hydroxide
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