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Science Quiz #403

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 October 2016

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Which highly contagious disease, characterised by the sudden onset of rigor, headache, delirium and fever, followed by a rash, is caused by a virus conveyed by lice?

A
Typhoid fever
B
Typhus
C
Measles
D
Whooping cough
Select from the options above.
2

What is the term given to the tilt of an aeroplane about its longitudinal axis?

A
Bank
B
Dive
C
Dip
D
Pan
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3

Which of these points of a horse are at the highest point when it is standing up?

A
Hock
B
Gaskin
C
Chestnut
D
Croup
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4

In humans, the adult skull is normally made up of 22 bones, which are joined together by sutures, rigid articulations permitting very little movement, except for which one?

A
Jawbone
B
Tailbone
C
Funny bone
D
Thigh bone
Select from the options above.
5

What device found on ships from the 18th century, consists of a telescope, a graduated arc and two mirrors, one of which is attached to a moveable arm?

A
Compass
B
Sextant
C
Quadrant
D
Theodolite
Select from the options above.
6

Dreams are most likely to happen during which stage of sleep?

A
Deep sleep
B
Rapid eye movement (REM)
C
Delta wave
D
Theta wave
Select from the options above.
7

What is a cuscus?

A
A musical instrument
B
A species of grain found in New Guinea
C
An item of dress in Noumea
D
A marsupial
Select from the options above.
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