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Science Quiz #539

Science and Nature Quiz for 15 May 2019

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James Frederick Ferrier introduced which word to cover the branch of philosophy concerned with "the theory of knowledge"?

A
Episiotomy
B
Epistemology
C
Fallibilism
D
Deuteronomy
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2

Jugular veins carry blood away from which part of the body?

A
Liver
B
Feet
C
Arms
D
Head
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3

What is an anodyne?

A
A medical condition affecting the heart
B
An event that occurs every 12 months
C
A drug used to relieve pain
D
Part of a battery
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4

Which gas is the most common in the earth's atmosphere?

A
Nitrogen
B
Carbon dioxide
C
Hydrogen
D
Oxygen
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5

Which of these branches of zoology is to do with the study of animal behaviour?

A
Molecular genetics
B
Comparative anatomy
C
Physiology
D
Ethology
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6

What is the astronomical body 35P/Herschel–Rigollet, discovered in 1788?

A
A nebula
B
A comet
C
A star
D
An asteroid
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7

What is a "white dwarf"?

A
Truffle
B
Jockey
C
Star
D
Pot
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