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Science Quiz #330

Science and Nature Quiz for 13 May 2015

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What is the name for the study of the advent and evolution of biological systems in the universe, with particular emphasis on the possibility of non-terrestrial life?

A
Bioastrology
B
Ufology
C
Astrobiology
D
Alientology
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2

The function of the human lymphatic system includes stimulating immune response, taking white blood cells to and from bones, removing interstitial fluid from tissues and what else?

A
Regulating the body's excretory system
B
Generating white blood cells
C
Absorbing and transporting fatty acids and fats from the digestive system
D
Mitigating extreme nerve responses
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3

Which virus spread by fleas was deliberately introduced into Australia to control rabbits in 1951?

A
Cat scratch fever
B
Psittacosis
C
Measles
D
Myxomatosis
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4

The seeds of which of these nuts is green when mature?

A
Cashew nut
B
Walnut
C
Brazil nut
D
Pistachio nut
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5

What name is given to a substance which, when swallowed, injected or inhaled, will induce vomiting?

A
Emetic
B
Enema
C
Endemic
D
Epidemic
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6

What is a species in the legume family, native to North and South America, an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm (1 to 1 1/2 feet) tall?

A
Pineapple
B
Peanut
C
Beetroot
D
Potato
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7

What is a Fata Morgana?

A
A type of mirage
B
Indian princess
C
A member of the Spanish royal family
D
Religious ceremony
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