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Science Quiz #581

Science and Nature Quiz for 4 March 2020

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1

The lumbar region of the human body contains how many vertebrae?

A
30
B
15
C
5
D
10
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2

What chemical element, a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal, was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston, who named it after an asteroid ?

A
Coliseum
B
Stadium
C
Conservatorium
D
Palladium
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3

In 1979, a World Health Organization commission of scientists certified the global eradication of which human infectious disease, the first (and only) one to be completely eradicated from nature?

A
Polio
B
Malaria
C
Smallpox
D
Chicken pox
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4

What name is given to the death of tissue due to failure of the blood supply?

A
Necrosis
B
Necrophilia
C
Necromania
D
Necromancy
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5

Which of these is a genus of armoured dinosaur with distinctive tail spikes and plates from the Late Jurassic period, once found in western North America and Europe?

A
Stegosaurus
B
Apatosaurus
C
Diplodocus
D
Velociraptor
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6

What is pognophobia the fear of?

A
Beards
B
Noses
C
Dogs
D
Bears
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7

A "Wobbegong" is a type of what?

A
Shark
B
Seabird
C
Insect
D
Crocodile
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