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Science Quiz #582

Science and Nature Quiz for 11 March 2020

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The foundations for which science were laid by Adam Smith in 1776 and followed up by people such as John Stuart Mill and David Ricardo?

A
Economics
B
Acoustics
C
Thermodynamics
D
Hydraulics
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2

Phlebitis is a condition that affects what part of the body?

A
Kidneys
B
Eyes
C
Gums
D
Veins
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3

What does adenosine triphosphate (ATP) provide in living cells?

A
Energy to drive processes like muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation and chemical synthesis
B
A catalyst for light absorption
C
Lubricant for joints
D
A substitute for glucose
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4

What name is given to a compound of carbon and hydrogen in various proportions?

A
Hydrate
B
Hydrocarbon
C
Hydroxide
D
Hydroxyl
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5

Where is the Sea of Serenity?

A
In the book "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
B
On the Moon
C
Around the islands of Tonga
D
Off the east coast of Canada
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6

Sheep are aged by their teeth and are referred to by the number of permanent incisors that have erupted. About how old is a "two-tooth"?

A
2 to 3 years
B
2 to 4 years
C
1 to 1.5 years
D
1.5 to 2 years
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7

What is a keloid?

A
A bump on the head
B
A bone in the human finger
C
A type of cancerous growth
D
An overgrowth of scar tissue
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