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Science Quiz #636

Science and Nature Quiz for 24 March 2021

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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

What instrument is used for measuring relative humidity?

A
Macrometer
B
Hypsometer
C
Calorimeter
D
Hygrometer
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3

A nephron is a microscopic structural and functional unit of what?

A
Kidney
B
Pancreas
C
Spinal cord
D
Liver
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4

The larvae of which insect, common worldwide, are known internationally for being good at turning vegetable and animal refuse into valuable manure, and at providing feed for farm animals, while at the same time having a minimal role in spreading disease?

A
Black soldier fly
B
Tiger worm
C
Housefliy
D
Sandfly
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5

A candela is a measure of what?

A
Wind pressure
B
Electric current
C
Temperature
D
Luminous intensity
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6

What is the name for an eagle's nest?

A
Summit
B
Egret
C
Highpoint
D
Eyrie
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7

What does the Chandrasekhar limit relate to?

A
Theory of radiative transfer
B
The mass of a white dwarf
C
Aphelions of planets from their sun
D
The later evolutionary stages of black holes
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