Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - Which of the following are all leptons?

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

3 - What model of rocket is shown below?

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

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

6 - What is a perfect number?

7 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

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

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

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

12 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

13 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

14 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

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

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

17 - Who sponsored the most widely adopted school computer in the UK in the early 1980's?

18 - How far away from is the Earth from the Sun (on average) ?

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

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