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Science Quiz #359

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 December 2015

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1

Besides crosswords, where is the only place that you could see an emu in its native environment?

A
Asia
B
Africa
C
South America
D
Australia
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2

Which of these branches of zoology is to do with the study of animal behaviour?

A
Molecular genetics
B
Comparative anatomy
C
Physiology
D
Ethology
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3

Modern versions of which appliance (commonplace by the 1970s in domestic residences in the USA) are descended from the 1886 invention of Josephine Cochrane which she unveiled at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair?

A
Sewing machine
B
Microwave oven
C
Vacuum cleaner
D
Dishwasher
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4

What is the biological term for T H Huxley's theory that all living cells and organisms orginate from pre-existing living matter, not as the result of spontaneous generation?

A
Biogenesis
B
Little Bang theory
C
Devolution
D
Evolution
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5

What is the staple food of a Gelada baboon?

A
Big-headed mole rat
B
The mountain nyala
C
Grass and other vegetable matter
D
Harenna shrew
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6

hat is the name for something which lives in salt water, and also for something which lives in mountain soil?

A
Bald eagle
B
Starfish
C
Crocus
D
Anemone
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7

Which of these is a disease associated with the absence of nicotinic acid in the diet, characterised by dermatitis, mild diarrhea and delirium?

A
Pellagra
B
Tuberculosis
C
Rabies
D
Ebola
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