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Science Quiz #578

Science and Nature Quiz for 12 February 2020

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1

What distance from earth does one have to get to qualify for NASA's definition of an astronaut?

A
5,000 miles
B
50,000 miles
C
500 miles
D
50 miles
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2

The juvenile form of crane flies are called what?

A
Leatherjackets
B
Glow worms
C
Caddis
D
Aphid
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3

What vitamin is retinol?

A
B1
B
B2
C
B3
D
A
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4

Which of these is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of (usually white) blood cells?

A
Leukemia
B
Anthrax
C
Tuberculosis
D
Influenza
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5

Symptoms of what disease include fever, shivering, joint pain, vomiting, anaemia, hemoglobinuria, retinal damage, and convulsions, with cyclical occurrence of sudden coldness followed by rigour, fever and sweating?

A
Polio
B
Jaundice
C
Malaria
D
Measles
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6

After what or whom are the two classes of elementary particles named?

A
Albert Einstein
B
Their behaviour
C
Two physicists (one Indian, one Italian)
D
The research centres where they were discovered
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7

The common choko is what colour when ripe?

A
Black
B
Red
C
Brown
D
Green
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