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  • 1. 

    What is a test that figures out how hard your heart is pumping to move blood all over your body called?

    • A.

      Blood Pressure Test

    • B.

      Biopsy

    • C.

      Electrocardiogram

    • D.

      Cat Scan

    Correct Answer
    A. Blood Pressure Test
    Explanation
    A blood pressure test is a medical examination that measures the force of blood against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps. This test is used to determine how hard the heart is working to circulate blood throughout the body. By measuring the systolic and diastolic pressure, healthcare professionals can assess the health of the cardiovascular system and identify any potential issues such as high blood pressure or hypertension.

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  • 2. 

    What is the most common cause of stomach ulcers?

    • A.

      Helicobacter Pylori

    • B.

      Stress

    • C.

      Zoellinger-Ellison Syndrome

    • D.

      Prolonged Nsaid (I.E. Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Acetominophen) Treatment

    Correct Answer
    A. Helicobacter Pylori
    Explanation
    Helicobacter pylori is the most common cause of stomach ulcers. This bacterium infects the lining of the stomach and weakens the protective mucus layer, allowing stomach acid to damage the sensitive stomach lining. It is estimated that around 80% of stomach ulcers are caused by H. pylori infection. Other factors such as stress, certain medications like NSAIDs, and rare conditions like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome can also contribute to the development of stomach ulcers, but H. pylori infection is the primary cause.

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  • 3. 

    In 2002, Dell was the world's largest PC maker until what happened?

    • A.

      Dell Stopped Selling Direct

    • B.

      Sony Computer Sales Increased

    • C.

      Hewlett Packard Acquired Compaq Computer

    • D.

      Michael Dell Retired

    Correct Answer
    C. Hewlett Packard Acquired Compaq Computer
    Explanation
    In 2002, Dell was the world's largest PC maker until Hewlett Packard acquired Compaq Computer. This acquisition allowed Hewlett Packard to surpass Dell and become the new leader in the PC market.

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  • 4. 

    What is the distance in miles between Los Angeles, California, and Seattle, Washington?

    • A.

      262

    • B.

      1,150

    • C.

      2,962

    • D.

      2,273

    Correct Answer
    B. 1,150
    Explanation
    The distance in miles between Los Angeles, California, and Seattle, Washington is 1,150.

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  • 5. 

    What is the distance in miles between New Orleans, Louisiana, and New York, New York?

    • A.

      442

    • B.

      1,330

    • C.

      2,453

    • D.

      3,142

    Correct Answer
    B. 1,330
    Explanation
    The distance in miles between New Orleans, Louisiana, and New York, New York is 1,330.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is an animal-like protist?

    • A.

      Eutrophication

    • B.

      Bacteriophage

    • C.

      Protozoan

    • D.

      Hypha

    Correct Answer
    C. Protozoan
    Explanation
    A protozoan is an animal-like protist. Protists are a diverse group of eukaryotic microorganisms that are not plants, animals, or fungi. Protozoans are unicellular organisms that exhibit animal-like characteristics such as being heterotrophic (obtaining nutrients by consuming other organisms) and being capable of movement. They can be found in various environments, including freshwater, marine habitats, and soil. Examples of protozoans include amoebas, paramecia, and trypanosomes.

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  • 7. 

    What is the cell structure that collects extra water from the cytoplasm and expels it from the cell?

    • A.

      Contractile Vacuole

    • B.

      Binary Fission

    • C.

      Cyloplasm

    • D.

      Respiration

    Correct Answer
    A. Contractile Vacuole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Contractile Vacuole. A contractile vacuole is a cell structure that collects excess water from the cytoplasm and expels it from the cell. It is commonly found in single-celled organisms living in freshwater environments. The contractile vacuole helps maintain osmotic balance within the cell by regulating the water content. When the vacuole fills up with water, it contracts and releases the water outside the cell, preventing it from bursting due to osmotic pressure.

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  • 8. 

    What is a type of symbiosis in which both partners benefit from living together?

    • A.

      Hypha

    • B.

      Cilia

    • C.

      Budding

    • D.

      Mutalism

    Correct Answer
    D. Mutalism
    Explanation
    Mutalism is a type of symbiosis in which both partners benefit from living together. In this relationship, both organisms rely on each other for survival and gain advantages from the interaction. This mutualistic association can involve various forms, such as mutualistic fungi and plants, where the fungi provide nutrients to the plants, and the plants provide sugars to the fungi. Overall, mutalism is a cooperative relationship that benefits both partners involved.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name for the branch-like tube that makes up the body of a fungus?

    • A.

      Synapse

    • B.

      Hypha

    • C.

      Stem

    • D.

      Parasite

    Correct Answer
    B. Hypha
    Explanation
    A hypha is a branch-like tube that forms the body of a fungus. It is a long, slender filament that grows and branches out, allowing the fungus to absorb nutrients from its surroundings. Hyphae collectively form a network called mycelium, which is responsible for the growth and reproduction of the fungus. This structure enables the fungus to efficiently obtain nutrients and distribute them throughout its body.

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  • 10. 

    What is the internal system of tube like structures thru which water and food move inside a plant?

    • A.

      Vascular Plant

    • B.

      Water Slides

    • C.

      Vascular Tissue

    • D.

      Nonvascular Plant

    Correct Answer
    C. Vascular Tissue
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vascular Tissue. Vascular tissue refers to the internal system of tube-like structures through which water and food move inside a plant. It consists of two types of tissues: xylem, which transports water and minerals from the roots to the rest of the plant, and phloem, which transports sugars and other nutrients from the leaves to the rest of the plant. This system allows for efficient transportation and distribution of resources throughout the plant.

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  • 11. 

    What generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface?

    • A.

      Welding Machine

    • B.

      Lightning Bolt

    • C.

      Jet Engine

    • D.

      Volcano

    Correct Answer
    B. Lightning Bolt
    Explanation
    A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface. Lightning is a powerful electrical discharge that occurs during thunderstorms. It can heat the surrounding air to temperatures of around 30,000 kelvins (53,540 degrees Fahrenheit), which is hotter than the surface of the sun. This intense heat is caused by the rapid movement of electrical charges through the air, creating a plasma channel that releases enormous amounts of energy in the form of heat and light.

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  • 12. 

    How fast does a sneeze travel out your mouth?

    • A.

      50 Mph

    • B.

      Less Than 20 Mph

    • C.

      A Mile A Minute

    • D.

      Over 100 Mph

    Correct Answer
    D. Over 100 Mph
    Explanation
    A sneeze can travel at a speed of over 100 mph. When a person sneezes, air and droplets are expelled forcefully from the mouth and nose. This rapid expulsion creates a high-speed airflow that can propel the sneeze at such a high velocity. The speed of a sneeze can vary depending on factors such as the force of the sneeze, the size of the droplets, and the individual's respiratory system. However, it is generally agreed that a sneeze can travel at a speed exceeding 100 mph.

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  • 13. 

    What is "coulrophobia"?

    • A.

      Fear Of Spider Eggs

    • B.

      Fear Of Clowns

    • C.

      Fear Of Animals

    • D.

      Fear Of Questions

    Correct Answer
    B. Fear Of Clowns
    Explanation
    Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. This phobia is characterized by an intense and irrational fear or aversion towards clowns, often resulting in anxiety, panic attacks, and avoidance of situations involving clowns. The fear may stem from various factors such as the exaggerated makeup, unpredictable behavior, or the uncanny appearance of clowns. People with coulrophobia may experience distress and discomfort even when exposed to images or representations of clowns, making it a significant and specific phobia.

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  • 14. 

    Based on the Richter Scale, how many more times powerful is a 6 than a 5?

    • A.

      2x

    • B.

      5x

    • C.

      1x

    • D.

      32x

    Correct Answer
    D. 32x
    Explanation
    The Richter Scale is a logarithmic scale used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes. Each whole number increase on the scale represents a tenfold increase in the amplitude of seismic waves and approximately 31.6 times more energy release. Therefore, a magnitude 6 earthquake is approximately 32 times more powerful than a magnitude 5 earthquake.

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  • 15. 

    How much does one gallon of water weigh?

    • A.

      1 Pound

    • B.

      12.34 Pounds

    • C.

      8.34 Pounds

    • D.

      89 Pounds

    Correct Answer
    C. 8.34 Pounds
    Explanation
    One gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. This is because the weight of water is influenced by its density, which is approximately 8.34 pounds per gallon. The weight of water can vary slightly depending on temperature and impurities, but 8.34 pounds is a commonly accepted average weight for one gallon of water.

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