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Science Quiz #544

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 June 2019

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From where on the body does the Leopard slug extrude its reproductive organ when mating?

A
Slugs are hermaphrodite and self-fertilising, and do not use reproductive organs
B
The side of its head
C
The centre of its underside
D
The end of its tail
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2

If someone has Lichtenberg figures on their skin what is likely to the cause?

A
Gout
B
Hypothermia
C
Jellyfish stings
D
Lightning strike
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3

What is the estimate of standard blood pressure in giraffes?

A
190 mg Hg
B
About 100 mg Hg
C
120 over 80 mg Hg
D
Up to 300 mg Hg
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4

What is "Dutch Elm Disease"?

A
A bacterium
B
A virus
C
A beetle
D
A fungus
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5

What is an affliction of nose, throat, upper air passages and eyes caused by over-sensitivity to proteins of pollen in certain plants?

A
Hiccups
B
Pollination
C
Muscular dystrophy
D
Hay fever
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6

What is the more common name of the disease called consumption?

A
Malaria
B
Tuberculosis
C
Influenza
D
Plague
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7

In 2015, with names formally confirmed in 2016, new laboratory-synthesised elements were added to the periodic table of elements. How many were there?

A
5
B
2
C
3
D
4
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