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Science Quiz #570

Science and Nature Quiz for 18 December 2019

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1

For what would one use a phenakistoscope, that was invented in 1832 simultaneously by Belgian Joseph Plateau and Austrian Simon von Stampfer?

A
Measuring angles to stars
B
Listening to heartbeats
C
Watching animated pictures
D
Viewing very small objects
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2

Rheumatism affects what part of the body?

A
Liver
B
Heart
C
Head
D
Joints
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3

What infectious disease, commonest in childhood, caused by a virus, is characterised by swelling of the salivary glands, slight fever and malaise?

A
Measles
B
Chickenpox
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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4

Leatherjackets are the larvae of which of these?

A
Crane Fly
B
Brown marmorated stink bug
C
Cabbage white butterfly
D
Bot flies
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5

The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from the fruit: nutmeg and which other?

A
Rosemary
B
Thyme
C
Mace
D
Sage
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6

Freckles, brownish yellow spots usually found mostly on the face, neck and hands are also known as …. ?

A
Impetigo
B
Lentigo
C
Lumbago
D
Clutch Cargo
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7

If you have played 50 games and won 30, giving a 60% success rate, how many more games would you have to play to achieve a 75% success rate, assuming that you win them all?

A
15
B
8
C
20
D
30
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