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Science Quiz #355

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 November 2015

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1

Which club drug, particularly popular, and fatal, in some areas, was originally developed as an anaesthetic and painkiller and used mainly by veterinary surgeons?

A
MDMA (ecstasy)
B
Rohypnol
C
Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
D
Ketamine
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2

What carries the blood flow of the human body from the periphery to the right side of the heart?

A
Vein
B
Artery
C
Corpuscle
D
Highway
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3

Since 2006 what classification is more commonly applied to the astronomical body Pluto?

Note: This question was updated in April 2022
A
Conundrum
B
Asteroid
C
Planet
D
Dwarf planet
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4

What is disrupted when "Jet lag" occurs?

A
Acceleration
B
Flight schedules
C
Circadian rhythms
D
Cabin service
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5

The main technical advance in the diving bell, following its development and use in about the 4th century BCE, was by whom?

A
Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1726/7)
B
Dr Edmond Halley (1656 – 1742)
C
John Flamsteed (1646 – 1719)
D
Dr Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703)
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6

What did Chuck Yeager accomplish in a Bell XI in October 1947?

A
Flew faster than sound
B
Made the first commercial helicopter flight
C
Set the first land speed record for a jet propelled car
D
Flew across the continental United States in under 6 hours
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7

What is the common name for Herpes Zoster?

A
Cat scratch fever
B
Cold sores
C
Shingles
D
Croup
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