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Science Quiz #593

Science and Nature Quiz for 27 May 2020

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1

What name is given to sympathetic pregnancy?

A
Couvade syndrome
B
The Strabo effect
C
The Guinea symptoms
D
Coriolis effect
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2

What part of the human body is a linctus designed to help?

A
Throat
B
Skin
C
Hair
D
Stomach
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3

What astronomical instrument was used in Classical Antiquity and through the medieval Islamic world, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers to locate and predict the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars, determine local time or latitude, for surveying and to cast horoscopes?

A
Compass
B
Cenotaph
C
Astrolabe
D
Barometer
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4

A lodestone or loadstone is a piece of the mineral magnetite which has what property?

A
It crumbles easily
B
It is naturally magnetised
C
It absorbs water
D
It dissolves in water
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5

Which of these is a fish?

A
Eel
B
Starfish
C
Sperm whale
D
Jellyfish
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6

Dermatitis affects what part of the body?

A
Liver
B
Skin
C
Kidneys
D
Lungs
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7

An experiment set up in 1927 by Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and still current in 2014 was designed to demonstrate what?

A
The number of years dormant seeds will remain viable
B
The durability of an electric battery
C
That some substances which appear solid are actually highly viscous fluids
D
The effects of temperature and atmospheric pressure variation on a clock mechanism
Select from the options above.
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