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Science Quiz #428

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 March 2017

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1

What is regarded as the second largest parasitic killer in the world?

A
Leishmaniasis
B
Malaria
C
Chagas Disease
D
Dengue
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2

Which of these is a type of camera lens?

A
Bug eye
B
Broad angle
C
Zoom
D
Near to
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3

Gingivitis is a general term for what?

A
Diseases affecting the gums
B
Fear of red-haired people
C
Drunkenness due to consumption of many "g and t"s
D
A tendency to buy strangers alcoholic drinks
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4

Why do haloclines in parts of the coasts of New Zealand's rain-drenched Fiordland foster a unique shallow water growth of deep water coral?

A
The haloclines in this area contain and concentrate appropriate nutrients
B
The water is exceptionally cold through the layers
C
The fresh water top layer is dark with vegetation tannin from run-off
D
The top layer is exceptionally deep and insulates the lower layers from heat, and temperature change
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5

Where are Müllerian ducts found?

A
Down a drain
B
In a ventilator
C
In an octopus
D
In a foetus
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6

Which animals live in nests called "dreys"?

A
Squirrels
B
Otters
C
Pheasants
D
Wasps
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7

What was the life expectancy of someone who contracted the bubonic plague, the most commonly seen form during the Black Death that peaked in Europe between 1348 and 1350, which had a mortality rate of thirty to seventy-five percent?

A
8 days
B
8 years
C
8 months
D
8 hours
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