Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

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

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

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

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

6 - Who was the only US Astronaut to fly aboard Gemini, Apollo and the STS (Shuttle), including two maiden flights?

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

8 - Which Space mission was described by James Lovell and Neil Armstrong as 'The most significant in the history of US spaceflight'?

9 - What is the quark combination in a proton?

10 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

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

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

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

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

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

16 - The pH scale measures...

17 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

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

20 - What is the number phi equal to?