Normal Science & Technology Quiz
1 - 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
2 - Which of the following companies has not developed an 'Office suite' of programs for the Windows OS?
3 - What is the speed of light?
3 x 10^8 m/s3 x 10^9 m/s3 x 10^10 m/s3 x 10^11 m/s
3 x 10^8 m/s
3 x 10^9 m/s
3 x 10^10 m/s
3 x 10^11 m/s
4 - Who owns the trademark C(ompact) D(isc)?
5 - What is El Nino?
The surname given to Ventura Reyes PrósperA major warming of the equatorial waters in the Pacific OceanA particularly damaging type of hurricaneThe nine forms the Ebola disease can take
The surname given to Ventura Reyes Prósper
A major warming of the equatorial waters in the Pacific Ocean
A particularly damaging type of hurricane
The nine forms the Ebola disease can take
6 - Who discovered Charon, the satellite of Pluto?
Percival LowellJames ChristyClyde TombaughJames van Allen
James van Allen
7 - How many more times heavier is the Sun than the Earth?
8 - 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
9 - For what accomplishment did Einstein receive a Physic Nobel Prize?
The discovery of the Law of the Photoelectric EffectThe Theory of Special RelativityThe Theory of General RelativityThe discovery of radio-activity
The discovery of the Law of the Photoelectric Effect
The Theory of Special Relativity
The Theory of General Relativity
The discovery of radio-activity
10 - 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
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 - What is the unit of energy?
13 - What is a prion?
A neutrally-charged elementary particleA protein believed to be responsible for the Creutzfeld-Jakob diseaseA GPS-controlled Chinese anti-aircraft missileA radio-active element used in certain atomic calculators
A neutrally-charged elementary particle
A protein believed to be responsible for the Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
A GPS-controlled Chinese anti-aircraft missile
A radio-active element used in certain atomic calculators
14 - From which country is Linus Torvalds, writer of the Linux kernel?
FinlandSwedenUnited KingdomUnited States
15 - To which country does the .ie domain suffix belong?
16 - Which physical law is behind the idea of a rocket engine?
The law of gravityThe action-reaction principleThe law on the conservation of energyThe General Relativity
The law of gravity
The action-reaction principle
The law on the conservation of energy
The General Relativity
17 - Which of these was NOT the name of a US Spacecraft?
Glamorous GlennisMolly BrownSigma 7Aurora 7
18 - Euclid's 'The Elements' is a book about what?
Earth, Water, Wind, FireGeometry and ReasoningAtomic Structure and PropertiesThe Scientific Method
Earth, Water, Wind, Fire
Geometry and Reasoning
Atomic Structure and Properties
The Scientific Method
19 - Who first observed the moons of Jupiter?
20 - Who allegedly invented a mechanism where a pipe fitted in spiral inside a tube will raise water or grain when turned?
William GilbertWilliam BickfordCtesibiusArchimedes