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Science Quiz #331

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 May 2015

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1

What does dysplasia include in a human system?

A
A missing organ or part of it
B
Misalignment
C
Increase in number of cells
D
Abnormal development
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2

What measure is used to measure the warmth of a duvet?

A
Tron
B
Tog
C
Trug
D
Softie
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3

What is the name for a defect of vision caused by deviation of eyes from parallel courses, giving the impression that the person is looking in two directions at once and meaning that the eyes cannot focus on a single point?

A
Ambylopia
B
Exotropia
C
Hypertropia
D
Strabismus
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4

What species does the orf virus commonly affect?

A
Humans
B
Elephants
C
Sheep and goats
D
Dogs
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5

The Abigar, Brown Swiss, Groningen, and Holstein are all types of what?

A
Cheese
B
Cat
C
Pig
D
Cattle
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6

What is the formation of vapour bubbles of a flowing liquid in a region where its pressure falls below its vapour pressure?

A
White out
B
Hydraulic collapse
C
Supersaturated vaporisation
D
Cavitation
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7

When jasmonic acid is sprayed directly onto flowers what is the main effect on the plant?

A
It increases the scent component of the flowers' attractions for bees
B
Defence mechanisms against caterpillars and other herbivores are activated
C
It stimulates nectar development in the flowers
D
They curl up and shrivel
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