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Science Quiz #340

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 July 2015

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1

Which of these numbers is closest to the number of hours in a leap year?

A
2196
B
8784
C
8760
D
4392
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2

"Pulmonary" refers to which organ?

A
Spleen
B
Lungs
C
Heart
D
Liver
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3

Which constellation, that lies between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south, is associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux, collectively known as the Dioscuri?

A
Capricorn
B
Leo
C
Ursa Major
D
Gemini
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4

What fraction of a millimeter is a nanometer?

A
One thousandth
B
One millionth
C
One hundredth
D
One ten thousandth
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5

Which of these is not native to New Zealand?

A
Kea
B
Emu
C
Tui
D
Moa
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6

Which of these is a bird?

A
Drongo
B
Dingo
C
Wombat
D
Platypus
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7

In 1847, obstetrician James Young Simpson, head of midwifery at Edinburgh Hospital/University, first used what anaesthetic, for general anaesthesia during childbirth?

A
Chloroform
B
Nitrous oxide
C
Ether, or sweet vitriol
D
Procaine
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