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Science Quiz #653

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Taking 0 BC as a point in time, what is the last day of the first decade of the second millennium?

A
31 December 2010
B
31 December 2009
C
31 December 1909
D
31 December 2011
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2

Which of these is a species of falcon?

A
Maltese
B
Peregrine
C
Mifawly
D
Amadeus
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3

Macadamia is a type of what?

A
Pot plant
B
Dog
C
Nut
D
Bull
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4

What is the basis of the Moderna vaccine developed to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and prevent COVID-19?

A
Genetically modified inactive virus
B
Nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (mRNA)
C
Weakened version of a different virus, called an adenovirus, acting as a vector
D
Already active antibodies
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5

The term "spindrift" occurs in one of the technical definitions for what scale?

A
Saffir-Simpson
B
Aeolian
C
Fujita
D
Beaufort
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6

The first nuclear reactor was built in 1942 in which US city?

A
Las Vegas
B
Chicago
C
Phoenix
D
Dallas
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7

What does the saying "medicus curat, natura sanat" imply?

A
Physicians are healers by nature
B
Doctors can only cure if a patient is mentally healthy
C
Nature and physicians are partners
D
Nature is what accomplishes the cure
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