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Science Quiz #339

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 July 2015

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The first synthetic organic chemical dye, mauveine, was discovered in 1856 as a byproduct of the search for the synthetic form of what?

A
Penicillin
B
Aspirin
C
Arsphenamine
D
Quinine
Select from the options above.
2

What is the science that deals with the principles and construction of timepieces?

A
Tempology
B
Horology
C
Minutry
D
Chronology
Select from the options above.
3

An outbreak of what in Nigeria affected 5,323 people and killed 333 in the first 3 months of 2009?

A
AIDS
B
Ebola
C
Meningitis
D
Influenza
Select from the options above.
4

An oil used in cosmetics is produced in the seed of which shrub?

A
Safflower
B
Joshua tree
C
Jojoba
D
Amaranth
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5

Where would a dewclaw usually be found?

A
Growing from the carpal pad
B
On a cat's hind legs
C
On a giraffe
D
High up on the foot of many mammals, birds and reptiles
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6

Which of these is synthesised in bacteria, fungi, and plants, but not animals (to whom it is essential) whose only source is what they eat?

A
Aneurin
B
Biotin
C
Vitamin K
D
Vitamin D
Select from the options above.
7

In 2009, when it was suggested that doctors in the state of Queensland, Australia, were losing patients due to their shifts of 80 hours per week, what did Queensland health officials suggest that doctors do about it?

A
Drink 6 cups of coffee per day
B
Make sure that they took a ten minute break every hour
C
Stop watching television at home and sleep instead
D
Refrain from sexual activity
Select from the options above.
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