Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - What was the diametre of the biggest Kamtchatka crab found?

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

3 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

5 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

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

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

8 - What is a perfect number?

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

10 - What is a Lagrange point?

11 - What is the quark combination in a proton?

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

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

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

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

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

17 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?

18 - The pH scale measures...

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

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