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Science Quiz #602

Science and Nature Quiz for 29 July 2020

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1

What are usually found in an aquarium?

A
Birds
B
Gerbils
C
Fish
D
Lizards
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2

The medical specialty called obstetrics is to do with what?

A
Trauma following amputations
B
Feet and ankles
C
Heart and lungs
D
Pregnancy & childbirth
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3

Schwann cells, or neurilemma, react with neuron axons to form what kind of sheath round the axons?

A
Pericardium
B
Epimysium
C
Zuckerkandl's fascia
D
Myelin
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4

What name was given to the number 10 to the power of 100 (i.e. 1 followed by one hundred zeros) by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner?

A
Infanta
B
Squillion
C
Googol
D
Gilgamesh
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5

Tadpoles of the amphibians Bufo bufo, members of the Dendrobatidae family, and Bufo marinus have what in common?

A
They are carried in the female parent's mouth
B
They are raised in trees, in small pools formed in epiphytes
C
They are carried on the back of a male parent
D
They are poisonous
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6

The aggressive meat ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus, also known as the gravel ant or southern meat ant, is endemic to which country?

A
Australia
B
Argentina
C
Angola
D
Laos
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7

What do the terms lordosis and kyphosis refer to?

A
Flexion of the human foot
B
Actions of the oesophagus
C
The human spine
D
Stages of asthmatic distress
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