Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

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

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

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

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

6 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

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

8 - What is the number phi equal to?

9 - Which of the following are all leptons?

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

11 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?

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

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

14 - The pH scale measures...

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

16 - Which of these aircraft designers was responsible for the Hawker Hurricane fighter plane?

17 - Who discovered and capitalized alternating current?

18 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

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

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