Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

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

3 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

5 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?

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

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

8 - What is a perfect number?

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 - Who discovered and capitalized alternating current?

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

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

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

19 - What is a Lagrange point?

20 - Which of the following are all leptons?