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Science Quiz #503

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 September 2018

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1

Where is myelin found?

A
In bone marrow
B
As a cancer in plasma cells
C
Surrounding the axions of nerve cells
D
In malformed blood cells
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2

What function do palps, or pedipalps, serve for spiders?

A
Jumping
B
Injecting poison into prey
C
Holding prey
D
Secondary sexual organs
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3

What does Fresnel's equation describe?

A
Change of a particle’s wavefunction, related to its kinetic and its potential energy
B
Force in terms of mass and acceleration
C
The relationship between electricity and magnetism
D
Behaviour of light when incident on media of differing refractive indices
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4

What is most nearly related to a caribou?

A
Mouse
B
Moose
C
Mace
D
Mince
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5

A chemist uses titration to do what?

A
Shield themselves from a violent reaction
B
To colour a toxic substance so that it will not be used accidentally
C
Calibrate a test tube or pipette
D
Determine the concentration of a solution
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6

Which are among the ancient Egyptian remedies given in the 16th or 17th century BCE medical treatise known as the Edwin Smith papyrus?

A
Preventing and curing infection with honey
B
Closing wounds with sutures (for wounds of the lip, throat, and shoulder)
C
All of these
D
Immobilisation for head and spinal cord injuries
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7

What is an ortolan?

A
A breed of antelope
B
A small bottle of Armagnac
C
A small bird
D
A tall narrow stained glass window
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