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Science Quiz #343

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 August 2015

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1

The fur ermine comes from which animal?

A
Weasel
B
Stoat
C
Shrew
D
Rabbit
Select from the options above.
2

In mathematical terms what does a martingale offer?

A
The expected value of an outcome may differ from the current one given present and prior outcomes
B
The expected value of a process at one time is equal to the expected value of the process next time
C
The chances of a future outcome are not affected by past outcomes
D
A winning strategy can be based on past history
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3

Which one of these fungi might be safe to eat without ill effect?

A
Little White Mushroom
B
Death Cap
C
Destroying Angel
D
Trumpet of Death
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4

What medical apparatus is a large metal cylinder with a compressor that enables the internal air pressure to be changed rhythmically around 12 times per minute?

A
Inhaler
B
Electrocardiogram
C
Iron Lung
D
Oxygen cylinder
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these is a condition in which the eye's cornea becomes inflamed, often marked by moderate to intense pain, and usually involving impaired eyesight?

A
Cataract
B
Keratitis
C
Optic neuritis
D
Astigmatism
Select from the options above.
6

What is the more common name of the disease called consumption?

A
Malaria
B
Tuberculosis
C
Influenza
D
Plague
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7

What is another name for sodium bicarbonate?

A
Flour
B
Common salt
C
Icing sugar
D
Baking soda
Select from the options above.
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