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Science Quiz #411

Science and Nature Quiz for 30 November 2016

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1

Which of these is most likely to come "face to face" with a polar bear in its native territory?

A
Python
B
Penguin
C
Panda Bear
D
People
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2

What does "popliteal" refer to?

A
Centre of the poppy flower
B
Volcanic formations in the southern Andes
C
Structures at the back of the human knee
D
Population statistics
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3

What is the name given to copper bars arranged in a cylinder, insulated from each other which rotates to connect each section of the armature in turn (in a motor) or to the external current (in a dynamo)?

A
Generator
B
Commuter
C
Armutator
D
Commutator
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4

What is commonly referred to as the big toe?

A
Caster
B
Pollex
C
Hallux
D
Thorax
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5

Which of these is a nutritional disease, the symptoms of which are dryness of skin, anaemia, swelling of the gums, and haemorrhages into skin, muscles and joints?

A
Scurvy
B
Tetanus
C
Mumps
D
Malnutrition
Select from the options above.
6

What causes trigger toe?

A
Rheumatoid arthritis
B
Habitual use of very small shoes
C
Partial or complete dislocation of one of the toe joints
D
Inflammation of the flexor hallucis longus tendon
Select from the options above.
7

Which continent is the hoatzin native to?

A
Central Asia
B
Australia
C
Africa
D
South America
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