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Science Quiz #397

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 August 2016

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1

A litre is a measure of what?

A
Length
B
Volume
C
Area
D
Weight
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2

Which best characterises deep sleep?

A
Delta waves
B
Rapid eye movement (REM)
C
Theta waves
D
Dreaming
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3

The pineapple is native to which part of the world?

A
South America
B
Pacific Islands
C
Africa
D
Australia
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4

What can Ehlers-Danlos syndrome relate to?

A
Deafness
B
Aortic aneurysm
C
Dwarfism
D
Hypermobility, or double-jointedness
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5

What instrument for measuring radiant heat was devised by Langley, an American physicist, in 1881?

A
Radiometer
B
Radiator
C
Bolometer
D
Sphygmomanometer
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6

Which of these is an acute infectious fever characterised by a rash which, after going through stages, dries up and leaves permanent scarring?

A
Smallpox
B
Mumps
C
Whooping cough
D
Measles
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7

What is the next number in the series 1, 4, 9, 16, 25?

A
64
B
49
C
36
D
32
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