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Science Quiz #399

Science and Nature Quiz for 7 September 2016

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1

On or with what does a hoatzin move around?

A
Claws
B
Suckers
C
Feet
D
Fins
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2

Which of these is an alternative name for blacklead?

A
Lumbago
B
Plumbago
C
Plumb-bob
D
Strychnine
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3

What is the first geological period of the Paleozoic era?

A
Cumbrian
B
Cambrian
C
Umbrian
D
Lifeobrian
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4

A deficiency of iodine in the human body is likely to cause what?

A
Fibromyalgia
B
Swollen lymph nodes
C
Goitre
D
Ankylosing Spondylitis
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5

What is cholesterol?

A
An amino acid derivative
B
Signalling molecule, known as an eicosanoid
C
A naturally occurring steroid
D
A protein hormone
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6

Which of these is the name of the thread or string used to tie blood vessels at an operation?

A
Ligature
B
Damper
C
Cereal
D
Carcinoma
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7

What is Munk's Roll?

A
A move in pole vaulting
B
A series of medical biographies
C
Published Canadian governmental foreign policy papers
D
An escape tactic used by chipmunks
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