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Science Quiz #323

Science and Nature Quiz for 25 March 2015

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1

What is the word commonly thought to mean "a morbid fear of open spaces"?

A
Arachnophobia
B
Vertigo
C
Agoraphobia
D
Bulemia
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2

What is the name given to the silent electrical discharge between the atmosphere and, for example, trees, ships' masts, steeples and flagpoles?

A
Aurora
B
Lightning
C
Tornado
D
St Elmo's Fire
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3

What is the name of the dark nebula in the constellation Orion that is approximately 1500 light years from Earth?

A
Elephant-trunk
B
Catspaw
C
Horsehead
D
Sheepshank
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4

What is a nervous disorder whereby a person suddenly falls asleep?

A
Insomnia
B
Amnesia
C
Somnambulation
D
Narcolepsy
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5

What is a kittiwake?

A
An alert cat
B
A species of seagull
C
Anne Frank's affectionate name for an imaginary friend
D
A central pool of cards or cash in a game
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6

What does the "D" stand for in "LED"?

A
Dimmer
B
Diode
C
Darkness
D
Danger
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7

Which of these animals is native to South America?

A
Lion
B
Tiger
C
Leopard
D
Jaguar
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