Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

2 - What is the number phi equal to?

3 - The mammal pictured below has a number of nearly-unique characteristics for a mammal. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

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

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

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

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

8 - The pH scale measures...

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

10 - What scientific phenomenon is often (mistakenly) thought as having been first reported by Columbus?

11 - Which of the following are all leptons?

12 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

14 - The Three Gorges Dam in China will be the world's biggest when complete. When did the construction start?

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

16 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

17 - How was the NASA probe Climate Orbiter lost in 1999?

18 - Which of the following is not a formula for energy?

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

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