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Science Quiz #483

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 April 2018

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The names for the satellites of which planet are chosen from characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope?

A
Uranus
B
Saturn
C
Neptune
D
Earth
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2

In what decade was the oral vaccine against polio developed?

A
1950s
B
1960s
C
1940s
D
1970s
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3

What autism spectrum disorder was first identified in 1944 due to a study of children who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy?

A
Parkinson's disease
B
Asperger syndrome
C
Alzheimer's disease
D
Schizophreniform disorder
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4

In astronomy, what is the word applied to the alignment of three or more celestial bodies in the same gravitational system along a straight line?

A
Stellaroptimisation
B
Wysiwyg
C
Diecast
D
Syzygy
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5

What is hydrophobia?

A
Fear of enclosed spaces
B
Fear of power stations
C
Rabies
D
Reluctance to clean the bath
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6

The plant soleirolia soleirolii of the nettle family has a number of common names, including baby's tears, angel's tears, mind-your-own-business, peace-in-the-home, pollyanna vine, the Corsican curse, Irish moss and which other?

A
Dingle Dell
B
Mother of thousands
C
Victoria's secret
D
Amberley grange
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7

What is a young swan called?

A
Duckling
B
Gosling
C
Cygnet
D
Chicken
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