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Science Quiz #425

Science and Nature Quiz for 8 March 2017

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1

A cubit, an ancient unit of measurement, was derived from what?

A
As far as the human eye can see
B
1,000th of the distance from the Sphinx to the mouth of the Nile
C
Three long paces
D
The distance of the forearm from index fingertip to elbow
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2

What is the name for the fluid content of the blood?

A
Metabolism
B
Platelets
C
Plasma
D
Ectoplasm
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3

With what work in the early 18th century is James Bradley associated?

A
Inventing the cotton gin
B
Finding ways of dating fossils
C
Discovering the properties of uranium
D
Discovering the aberration of light
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4

Kala-azar is a sandfly-borne disease, infections and death from which often reach epidemic proportions. What is it known as in medical terminology?

A
Trypanosomiasis
B
Malaria
C
Zika
D
Visceral leishmaniasis
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5

What term can apply to someone's mouth, a colostomy, and trepanning?

A
Stoma
B
Stroma
C
Stromal
D
Steato-
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6

What part of the body does arthrogryposis affect?

A
Brain
B
Joints
C
Heart
D
Toes
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7

When are CPM (Continuous passive motion) machines used?

A
During rehabilitation following a soft tissue surgical procedure or trauma
B
In tennis training to fire balls for practice shots
C
Bottling beer in a factory
D
Kneading bread
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