Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - Which Space mission was described by James Lovell and Neil Armstrong as 'The most significant in the history of US spaceflight'?

2 - Given the following standard phase diagram (temperature vs pressure) of compound y, what phase or phases of matter are present at point x?

3 - Which of the following are all leptons?

4 - Sikhote-Alin is a well-known name to Space enthusiasts. But who or what was he/ she / it?

5 - What is a Lagrange point?

6 - Which of the following is not credited to the Chinese?

7 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

8 - Which extra solar planet is currently known as orbiting a brown dwarf?

9 - What does 'SAS' stand for (when related to computer hard disks)?

10 - During WW2, the British created a machine called Colossus to break the German Fish cypher. Who was not involved in the project?

11 - Which British Astronomer has a Lunar crater named after him?

12 - What is the other giant spiral galaxy of the Local Group, along with the Milky Way?

13 - Which of these standards is not used for connecting daughter boards to computers' mother board?

14 - What is a perfect number?

15 - What is the biggest asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter?

16 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

17 - Who is the only person to hold a patent on a chemical element?

18 - What has been found to be special about the star BPM 37093 in Centaurus?

19 - Who was the only US Astronaut to fly aboard Gemini, Apollo and the STS (Shuttle), including two maiden flights?

20 - Which ancient people is generally (and somewhat controversially) credited with the invention of the zero?