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Science Quiz #346

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 September 2015

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1

The male of which crab has one claw much longer than the other?

A
Horseshoe crab
B
Hermit crab
C
King crab
D
Fiddler crab
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2

Piles is a familiar word for what medical condition?

A
Haemorrhoids
B
Haemoptysis
C
Haemophilia
D
Haemorrhage
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3

Historically, silicosis was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

A
Painter
B
Miner
C
Electrician
D
Stone mason
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4

Gamma-coniceine and coniine are the two principles which contribute most to the poisonous effect of what plant?

A
Deadly nightshade
B
Foxglove
C
Hemlock
D
Monkshood
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5

Ambergris, once commonly used as a fixative in perfumery, is produced in the digestive system of what?

A
Hippopotamus
B
Bee
C
Sperm whale
D
Elephant
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6

What small green fish with blue reflections (due to a silver longitudinal stripe that runs from the base of the caudal fin) is found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans?

A
Plankton
B
Herring
C
Silverside
D
Anchovy
Select from the options above.
7

A group of quails or snipe is usually called what?

A
Gaggle
B
Covey
C
Shoal
D
Pod
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