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Science Quiz #429

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 April 2017

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1

What is dialysis intended to do?

A
Deliver chemotherapy
B
Treat kidneys
C
Support the spleen
D
Remove waste and excess water from the blood
Select from the options above.
2

In social groups of clown fish reproduction is only by the leading male and female in the group, and the group itself is led by the most dominant and aggressive female. What happens when that female dies?

A
The next female in the group hierarchy assumes her place
B
The females fight to the death
C
The group dissolves
D
The main male changes into a female
Select from the options above.
3

Dimethyltryptamine, a structural analogue of serotonin and melatonin, is known for producing what?

A
Hallucinations
B
Depression
C
Deep red skin
D
Paralysis of the frown muscles
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4

What is a Kindle DX, that in early 2009 was priced at around US$489?

A
Electronic book reader
B
Model of Hyundai car
C
Gas heater that appears to be a wood fire
D
A fire starter
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5

Which if these statements comes closest to the next number in the sequence 0; 9; 144; 21,609?

A
Over 2,300,000 million
B
Over 4,600,000 million
C
Around 230 million
D
Around 500 million
Select from the options above.
6

What is the study of the relation between the motion of a body and the forces acting on it?

A
Pneumatics
B
Buoyancy
C
Dynamics
D
Gravity
Select from the options above.
7

What name is given to the rocks that orbit the sun mainly between Mars and Jupiter?

A
Planetoids
B
Androids
C
Haemorrhoids
D
Asteroids
Select from the options above.
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