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Science Quiz #607

Science and Nature Quiz for 2 September 2020

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1

In what branch of mathematics is differentiation used?

A
Calculation
B
Calcification
C
Calculus
D
Calendario
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2

Wind tunnels can be used to test aerodynamics by passing air over the object tested, and using what tool or tools?

A
Free stream smoke
B
Laser beams
C
Any of these
D
Surface oil flow
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3

Ajuga is also known as what?

A
Wormwood
B
Bugleweed
C
Apple mint
D
Cattle yoke
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4

Which virus, which interferes with the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels and coagulation causing hypovolemic shock, first emerged in 1976 in Zaire and came to international attention in 1989 after a widely publicized outbreak in Virginia, USA?

A
Ague
B
Ebola
C
Malaria
D
Rickets
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5

What describes the numbers stated by Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) and named the Bernoulli Numbers?

A
Composite numbers known as pseudoprimes
B
A sequence of rational numbers which occur frequently in number theory
C
p-adic numbers
D
The empty set
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6

Where is the largest known land arthropod endemic?

A
Shores round the Baltic Sea
B
The western coasts of North America
C
Islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the western Pacific Ocean
D
Australia
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7

Where is NASA's Johnson Space Centre?

A
Reno, Nevada
B
Cape Kennedy, Florida
C
Washington, DC
D
Houston, Texas
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