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Science Quiz #498

Science and Nature Quiz for 1 August 2018

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1

Which of these is another name for toothache?

A
Odontalgia
B
Dentrifice
C
Mononucleosis
D
Rubella
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2

Mallard, Mandarin, Red-crested Pochard, Teal, Muscovy and Eider are all types of what?

A
Cat
B
Duck
C
Dog
D
Horse
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3

Which of these is a type of dog?

A
Puddle
B
Poodle
C
Middle
D
Noodle
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4

"The sum of the squares of the lengths of the four sides of a parallelogram equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the two diagonals" is known as what?

A
Parallelogram law
B
Euclid's theorem
C
Theorem of Pythagoras
D
Shen Kuo's Law
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5

Early in 2010 which telescope was used to discover 5 new planets and 2 objects circling stars that were too hot to be planets and too small to be stars?

A
Kepler Telescope
B
Hubble Telescope
C
Kevlar Telescope
D
Nelson's Telescope
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6

What treatment is described in ancient Egyptian medical texts for the treatment of guinea worm?

A
Do nothing
B
Ingest the skin of carrots
C
Wrap the emerging end of the worm around a stick and slowly pull it out
D
Onions washed down with beer
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7

What does the Saffir-Simpson Scale measure?

A
Earthquake damage to housing
B
Parkinsonian movement disorder
C
Wind speed
D
Intensity of tsunami
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