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Science Quiz #354

Science and Nature Quiz for 28 October 2015

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Which of these is a word for loss of memory as a result of, for example, concussion or psychological disorder?

A
Muscular dystrophy
B
Vertigo
C
Agoraphobia
D
Amnesia
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2

What are carpels?

A
Bones in the wrist
B
Leaf like, seed-bearing structures in the innermost part of a flower
C
Foot bones
D
Lobed flower petals
Select from the options above.
3

What animals travel in groups led by the "Old Man" or "Boomer"?

A
Kangaroos
B
Gnus
C
Lemmings
D
Frogs
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4

Where would you find a eustachian tube?

A
In the stomach
B
In the ear
C
On a stethoscope
D
On an intravenous drip
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5

Given that the speed of sound is 1120 feet per second, if a person makes a sound that bounces off an object 112 feet away, how long will it take for that echo to be heard?

A
11.2 seconds
B
0.1 seconds
C
2 seconds
D
0.2 seconds
Select from the options above.
6

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

A
Miner
B
Wool sorter
C
Plasterer
D
Painter
Select from the options above.
7

What does the Gödel solution, proposed to Einstein's equations, imply as a technical possibility?

A
Travel faster than the speed of light
B
Time travel
C
Travel through worm holes
D
Hyperspace
Select from the options above.
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