Science, nature & technology 42

From the quiz on 9/5/17.

  1. Of which virus are H1N1, H5N1 and H7N9 all strains? Influenza (type A)

  2. In organic chemistry, methane, butane and propane are all examples of what class of saturated hydrocarbons with general formula CₙH₂ₙ₊₂? Alkanes

  3. Of which part of the human body is rhinology the scientific study? Nose

  4. What is the common name, meaning “earth pig” in Afrikaans, of the nocturnal African mammal with binomial name Orycteropus afer? Aardvark

  5. What is the SI base unit of electric current? Amp(ere)

  6. Which three scientists were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material”? Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins

  7. In botany, what shape is a campanulate flower? Bell-shaped

  8. In mathematics, which French mathematician’s so-called Last Theorem states that there are no positive integer solutions to the Diophantine equation aⁿ + bⁿ = cⁿ for integer n greater than 2? (Pierre de) Fermat’s

  9. Which of the 88 modern constellations is the largest? Hydra

  10. What name, meaning “I shall harm” in Latin, is given to the counterpart of the placebo effect in which negative outcomes of medical treatment are caused by a patient’s negative expectations? Nocebo effect

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