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Science Quiz #511

Science and Nature Quiz for 31 October 2018

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1

Dracunculiasis is a disease caused by infection from what?

A
Roundworm
B
Giardia
C
Botfly
D
Guinea worm
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2

Which of these is an element, the chemical symbol for which is "O"?

A
Oxygen
B
Obsidian
C
Ouzo
D
Octagon
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3

What is the name for the branch of astronomy that relates to precise measurements and explanations of the positions and movements of celestial bodies?

A
Astrometry
B
Stellacula
C
Orbitry
D
Bangor
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4

The saiga, around since the Pleistocene, are what kind of animal?

A
Rodent
B
Cattle
C
Antelope
D
Rabbit
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5

The system known as DOHC is installed in what ?

A
Typewriters
B
Quantum computers
C
Internal combustion engines
D
Washing machines
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6

What is a common name for the Yucca Palm, Yucca brevifolia?

A
Datil
B
Adam's Needle
C
Spanish Bayonet
D
Joshua Tree
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7

Which of these clear hard plastics is a markedly poor barrier to oxygen and water vapour?

A
Polystyrene
B
Polypropylene
C
Polyethylene
D
Polycarbonate
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