Normal Science & Technology Quiz
1 - Chondrites, carbonaceous chondrites, ataxites and hexahedrites are all types of what?
asteroidplanetary coredust nebulaemeteorites
2 - How was the length of a meter originally defined?
As 0.5 French Royal YardsAs the distance sound travels in 1/100th of a secondAs the length of a specially made rod of arbitrary lengthAs one ten-millioneth of the distance between the pole and the equator
As 0.5 French Royal Yards
As the distance sound travels in 1/100th of a second
As the length of a specially made rod of arbitrary length
As one ten-millioneth of the distance between the pole and the equator
3 - Which of these was NOT the name of a US Spacecraft?
Glamorous GlennisMolly BrownSigma 7Aurora 7
4 - What is the unit of energy?
5 - Who discovered Charon, the satellite of Pluto?
Percival LowellJames ChristyClyde TombaughJames van Allen
James van Allen
6 - If a phenomenom has a periodicity of 6 miliseconds, it has a frequency of:
600 mhz6 hz1.66 hz166 hz
7 - Refraction is due to:
Light changing frequencyLight changing speedLight changing brightnessLight changing phase
Light changing frequency
Light changing speed
Light changing brightness
Light changing phase
8 - What does the acronym ASCII stand for?
American Standard Coding for International InterchangeAutomated Standard Coding for Information InterchangeAmerican Standard Code for Information InterchangeAutomated Standard Code for International Interchange
American Standard Coding for International Interchange
Automated Standard Coding for Information Interchange
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Automated Standard Code for International Interchange
9 - In the name of the disc type, what does CD stand for?
compressed disk formatcomputer diskcompressed datacompact disc
compressed disk format
10 - How many dwarf planets are currently recognised by the International Astronomical Union in our solar system?
11 - Brass is an alloy of which two metals?
gold and coppergold and tincopper and tincopper and zinc
gold and copper
gold and tin
copper and tin
copper and zinc
12 - Which mathematician would you associate with the famous 'Last Theorem' in Number Theory ?
Leonard EulerPythagorasPierre de FermatEuclid
Pierre de Fermat
13 - Roughtly how long ago did the Sun form?
One hundred and twenty million years agoOne billion years agoFive billions years agoTwelve billions years ago
One hundred and twenty million years ago
One billion years ago
Five billions years ago
Twelve billions years ago
14 - What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
(di)Nitrogen(di)OxygenWater VaporCarbon Dioxide
15 - Who created the periodic table of the elements?
16 - What does the first Moore's law state?
The number of transistors that can be fitted per square inch doubles every 18 monthThe speed of microprocessors doubles every yearThe cost of a microprocessor is inversly proportional to the size of its marketThe energy needed by a processor is increased by half for every doubling of performance
The number of transistors that can be fitted per square inch doubles every 18 month
The speed of microprocessors doubles every year
The cost of a microprocessor is inversly proportional to the size of its market
The energy needed by a processor is increased by half for every doubling of performance
17 - Which of these is not a moon of Uranus?
18 - What is the A380?
The biggest civilian aircraft ever, built by AirbusThe code name for AMD's next-generation laptop chipsThe model of the rocket used by China to send its first astronaut in spaceA supersonic military transport aircraft being developed by Boing
The biggest civilian aircraft ever, built by Airbus
The code name for AMD's next-generation laptop chips
The model of the rocket used by China to send its first astronaut in space
A supersonic military transport aircraft being developed by Boing
19 - Which is not a computer graphics file standard?
Joint Photographic Experts GroupGraphics Interchange FormatPictorial Binary Encoded MaterialTagged Image File Format
Joint Photographic Experts Group
Graphics Interchange Format
Pictorial Binary Encoded Material
Tagged Image File Format
20 - What is a micro-kernel?
A new breed of genetically engineered cornA computer operating system that provides a minimal set of servicesA theory in fundamental particle physics involving immutable lawsA philosophical premise that says that one should have as few axioms or assumptions as possible
A new breed of genetically engineered corn
A computer operating system that provides a minimal set of services
A theory in fundamental particle physics involving immutable laws
A philosophical premise that says that one should have as few axioms or assumptions as possible