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Science Quiz #579

Science and Nature Quiz for 19 February 2020

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What is "UDFy-38135539" which was calculated in October 2010 to be 13 billion light years away?

A
Galaxy
B
Planet
C
Sun
D
Red dwarf
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2

What is another name for shingles?

A
Hermes zoroastra
B
Herpes zoster
C
Sprach zarathustra
D
Mild catoniasta
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3

Where would one find "Bachmann's bundle"?

A
A model railway store
B
The human heart
C
A CD and DVD store
D
A book about set theory
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4

What preparation, consisting mainly of citron, orange, bergamot, neroli and rosemary, was first prepared by Johann Maria Farina soon after 1700?

A
Lemon and barley water
B
Eau de Cologne
C
Ginger ale
D
Moth balls
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5

Viewed from Earth, Venus crosses the sun twice every 100 to 120 years or so, about 8 years apart. The next is on 10-11 December 2117. When was the last?

A
10-11 December 1882
B
8 June 2004
C
1 January 2000
D
5-6 June 2012
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6

What name is given to a young goat?

A
Cub
B
Pup
C
Kid
D
Calf
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7

What name is given to a cultural and societal phenomenon characterised by an excessive preoccupation with the individual's own appearance, accompanied by difficulties coping with the aging process and with the requirements of maturation?

A
Cynanthropy
B
New World Syndrome
C
Paris syndrome
D
Dorian Gray Syndrome
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