Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

2 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

3 - Of the following, who did NOT take part in the development of the first steam engines?

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

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

6 - What is the quark combination in a proton?

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

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

9 - We say a planet is in ________ when that planet is furthest away from the sun.

10 - Truth and beauty were the names of two sorts of quarks, what were the other four?

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

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

13 - What is a Lagrange point?

14 - What is a perfect number?

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

16 - The pH scale measures...

17 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

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

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

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