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Science Quiz #324

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 April 2015

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1

Which of these is a type of spider?

A
Thought catcher
B
Orb-weaver
C
Basket maker
D
Hammer whacker
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2

Historically, lead poisoning was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

A
Miner
B
Painter
C
Electrician
D
Stone mason
Select from the options above.
3

Which gas is the most common in the earth's atmosphere?

A
Nitrogen
B
Carbon dioxide
C
Hydrogen
D
Oxygen
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4

The botanist who discovered the plant in 1769 named it bougainvillea for what reason?

A
There were no other plants with that name
B
His name was Bougainville
C
He discovered it in the settlement of Bougainville
D
He was sailing on a ship commanded by Admiral Louis de Bougainville
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5

A Blue Ringtail is a type of what?

A
Monkey
B
Possum
C
Horse engine
D
Damselfly
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6

What is the common name for "lentigo"?

A
Freckles
B
Athlete's foot
C
Tennis elbow
D
Housemaid's knee
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7

What name is given to an obstruction of an artery by a substance carried by the blood?

A
Pericardium
B
Embolism
C
Endocardium
D
Aneurism
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