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Science Quiz #409

Science and Nature Quiz for 16 November 2016

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What is the term for one of a pair of arched fibre tracts that join under the corpus callosum of the brain, or for the line of reflection of the conjunctiva from the eyelid to the eyeball, or for the annular recess around the outside of the cervix?

A
Cul-de-sac
B
Annular ligament
C
Fornix
D
Arcus conjunctiva
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2

Ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia and gout are types of what?

A
Arthritis
B
Sclerotic lesion
C
Inflammation of the spine
D
Neuralgia
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3

What is the term used to describe the collection of flowers in species that have more than one flower on an axis (sometimes called "composite flowers"?

A
Effervescence
B
Inflorescence
C
Flourescence
D
Floracity
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4

What are buckyballs?

A
A weapon used by Captain America's sidekick
B
Aniseed flavoured hard boiled confectionery balls
C
The germ in the centre of buckwheat grains
D
Geodesic dome forms of carbon molecules
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5

In which of these are all of a horse's feet off the ground at the same time?

A
Walk
B
Canter
C
Trot
D
Gallop
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6

What draws about 2 million migratory and nesting birds each year to the alkaline and highly saline Lake Mono in California?

A
It is the only flat resting place for over a thousand miles in any direction
B
A nearby fresh water spring, the only water in the wide desert on the migratory route
C
Shrimp and flies which feed in the lake's waters
D
The National Science Foundation monitoring station for the lake feeds them
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7

Which is the weakest force?

A
Gravity
B
Electromagnetic
C
Nuclear
D
Friction
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