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Science Quiz #206

Science and Nature Quiz for 26 December 2012

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What name is given to 7 mathematics problems stated by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000, for which a US$1,000,000 prize will be awarded for a correct solution to any of them?

A
The Clay Posers
B
The Magnificent Seven
C
Principia Mathematica
D
The Millennium Prize Problems
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2

The series of numbers that is obtained by adding the previous two together is named after whom?

A
Archimedes
B
Isaac Newton
C
Pierre de Fermat
D
Fibonacci
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3

An aster is a type of what?

A
Punctuation mark
B
Plant
C
Fish
D
Semi-precious stone
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4

Mescaline comes from what plant?

A
Carrot
B
Poppy
C
Cactus
D
Palm tree
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5

What was the Giotto spacecraft sent to investigate in 1985?

A
Saturn's rings
B
Halley's comet
C
The Asteroid Belt
D
The atmosphere of Uranus
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6

Where is the Sea of Smyth?

A
In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents
B
Off the West coast of England
C
In Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan
D
On the Moon
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7

What is the name for the five long bones in the foot that are numbered from the big toe (the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth) and are analogous to the metacarpal bones of the hand?

A
Synapses
B
Phalanges
C
Metatarsals
D
Tibia
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