Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - What was the diametre of the biggest Kamtchatka crab found?

2 - What is the greatest number of electrons that can fit into the first electron shell (also called an energy level)?

3 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

4 - What is a Lagrange point?

5 - What bridge shook itself to destruction leading to the new science of wind engineering?

6 - Which is not one of the six classical simple machines?

7 - The pH scale measures...

8 - Which famous Astronomer had a gold prosthetic nose, having lost the real one in a duel?

9 - Which one has explored the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean?

10 - What does EPROM stand for (in relation to computers)?

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

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

13 - What is the name of the largest known cellestial body belonging to the Solar system that lies beyond the orbit of Pluto?

14 - Who was the first to propose the uncertainty principle, which is vital to quantum mechanics?

15 - How many planets can be seen with normal 20/20 vision, unaided by telescopes, and unhindered by light polution?

16 - Of the following, who did NOT take part in the development of the first steam engines?

17 - For research in what field did Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield win the Nobel prize of Medicine in 2003?

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

19 - Which element was named after the country 'Cyprus'?

20 - What is the quark combination in a proton?