Science and Nature

Quiz 22 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. A squab is the name of the young of which bird?

Pigeon

2. Which chemical element has the symbol Sn?

Tin

3. What is the name of the process whereby solvent molecules in a solution move through a partially permeable membrane into a more concentrated solution?

Osmosis

4. The ‘malleus’, ‘incus’ and ‘stapes’ are three tiny bones in the human body – what are they more commonly called?

Hammer, anvil and stirrup

5. Which part of a horse’s anatomy lies between the fetlock and the hoof?

Pastern

6. Which disease, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, is on the increase according to recent figures?

Rickets

7. Who invented the tractor?

Benjamin Holt

8. What is hydroponics?

A method of growing plants in water, without soil

9. What is the name for a pregnancy, in most cases unsuccessful, in which the embryo is fertilised outside of the uterus?

Ectopic pregnancy (or eccysis / tubic pregnancy)

10. Who was the first person in the world to be conceived using IVF?

Louise Brown

 

 

 

 

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