Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - What is the collective name for the asteroids that are co-orbital with Jupiter?

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

3 - Truth and beauty were the names of two sorts of quarks, what were the other four?

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

5 - We say a planet is in ________ when that planet is furthest away from the sun.

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

7 - What potential source of danger to space travellers was discovered by this Scientist?

8 - Who is credited with the wave theory of light?

9 - What is a Lagrange point?

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

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

12 - Which of the following are all leptons?

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

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

15 - What top speed does a TGV (French high speed train) reach in commercial service?

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

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

18 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

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

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