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Science Quiz #603

Science and Nature Quiz for 5 August 2020

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1

If someone is narcoleptic, what do they tend to do?

A
Count things
B
Start fires
C
Fall asleep
D
Scratch themselves
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2

What is the name for someone who engages in the scientific study of fermentation?

A
Ziggurat
B
Zoologist
C
Zymurgist
D
Zanzibarian
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3

What sign of the zodiac is represented by fish?

A
Sagittarius
B
Gemini
C
Cancer
D
Pisces
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4

What causes the initial sting in the reaction to contact with stinging nettle?

A
Melittin
B
Formic acid
C
Phospholipase
D
Histamine
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5

What was Shoemaker-Levy 9, that crashed into Jupiter in 1994?

A
Unmanned module carrying scientific instruments
B
Meteor
C
Comet
D
Satellite
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6

In 2001, American Dennis Tito was the first person to do what?

A
Be a space tourist
B
Run 1500 metres in under 3 minutes 30 seconds
C
Fly a microlight around the world
D
Satisfactorily explain the creation of "black holes"
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7

What biodegradable polysaccharide, found as a component of some fungi and at least one alga, is also found in the skeletal mantles of invertebrates?

A
Chitin
B
Keratin
C
Cellulose
D
Sclerotin
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