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Science Quiz #514

Science and Nature Quiz for 21 November 2018

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1

What name is given to the syndrome which involves a delusion that the affected person can transform or has transformed into an animal?

A
Dorian Gray Syndrome
B
The Cotard delusion
C
Couvade syndrome
D
Clinical lycanthropy
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2

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index that shows how stocks of large, publicly-owned companies based in the USA have traded during a standard stock market trading session. How many company's stocks does it track?

A
100
B
30
C
50
D
500
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3

Hearing sound when no external sound is present, possibly a ringing, clicking, hiss, sizzle or roar, is described as what?

A
Tintin
B
Otitis
C
Tintinnabulum
D
Tinnitus
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4

Animals which are ovoviviparous, such as some vipers and other snakes, frogs, toads, iguanas and lizards, sharks, and fish, do what?

A
Lay non-fertile eggs for their developing young to eat
B
Hatch their young in eggs inside their body and give birth to them live
C
Guard their eggs until hatched
D
Hatch their young in pouches
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5

Who or what lives in a vespiary?

A
Sheep
B
Motor scooters
C
Monks
D
Wasps
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6

What is one of the functions of flavonoids?

A
Assisting plant roots to grow
B
Determining intensity of flavour in wine
C
Producing yellow or red/blue pigmentation in flower petals
D
Assisting photosynthesis
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7

What is the term for the joints between the bones of the cranium?

A
Threads
B
Keratinous linkages
C
Sutures
D
Ball and socket
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