Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

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

3 - What is the process by which a eukaryotic cell divides into two new cells?

4 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

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

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

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

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

9 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

10 - Of the following animals, which is the most closely related to humans from an evolutionary point of view?

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

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

13 - What is a Lagrange point?

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

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

16 - Which of the following are all leptons?

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

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

19 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

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