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Science Quiz #453

Science and Nature Quiz for 20 September 2017

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1

In medicine, which suffix denotes "inflammation of"?

A
-itis
B
-ology
C
-opsy
D
-ectomy
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2

Which country launched the space station "Skylab" in 1973?

A
USA
B
France
C
Great Britain
D
USSR
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3

The sun is hot because of the nuclear transformation of hydrogen to which other gas?

A
Nitrogen
B
Oxygen
C
Helium
D
Xenon
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4

Where does the mite that causes demodicosis lodge in the mammal it affects?

A
In the hair follicles
B
Under the skin
C
In the ear
D
Under the nails
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5

GMT is known as the acronym for Greenwich Mean time, but the acronym also stands for a high-powered astronomical instrument in which country?

A
France
B
Chile
C
Japan
D
Russia
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6

What is the term for light created by means of heat?

A
Fluorescence
B
Incandescence
C
Ambience
D
Deviance
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7

Which of these forms the main diet of the American bald eagle?

A
Insects
B
Fish
C
Seaweed
D
Old shoes
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