Hard Science & Technology Quiz
1 - What was the diametre of the biggest Kamtchatka crab found?
56 cm (22 inches)105 cm (42 inches)180 cm (72 inches)356 cm (140 inches)
56 cm (22 inches)
105 cm (42 inches)
180 cm (72 inches)
356 cm (140 inches)
2 - What is the greatest number of electrons that can fit into the first electron shell (also called an energy level)?
3 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?
as a digestive enzymeas an energy carrierto maintain cell membrane integrityas a competitive inhibitor
as a digestive enzyme
as an energy carrier
to maintain cell membrane integrity
as a competitive inhibitor
4 - What is a Lagrange point?
An orbital spot where a small object will remain stationary with respect to two large gravitational objectsThe vertical angle at which a spinning object will become unstable and fall overA sharp-pointed fulcrum where the slope from the point is equal in all directionsThe temperature for a liquid at which no amount of pressure will prevent boiling
An orbital spot where a small object will remain stationary with respect to two large gravitational objects
The vertical angle at which a spinning object will become unstable and fall over
A sharp-pointed fulcrum where the slope from the point is equal in all directions
The temperature for a liquid at which no amount of pressure will prevent boiling
5 - What bridge shook itself to destruction leading to the new science of wind engineering?
Tacoma Narrows BridgeCausey Gap BridgeSunshine SkywayPhillipe Ridge Causeway
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Causey Gap Bridge
Phillipe Ridge Causeway
6 - Which is not one of the six classical simple machines?
7 - The pH scale measures...
The concentration of hydronium ions.The inverse concentration of hydronium ions.The level of molecular activityThe concentration of NH- ions
The concentration of hydronium ions.
The inverse concentration of hydronium ions.
The level of molecular activity
The concentration of NH- ions
8 - Which famous Astronomer had a gold prosthetic nose, having lost the real one in a duel?
William HerschelGalileo Nicolas CopernicusTycho Brahe
9 - Which one has explored the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean?
Jean LucJacques PiccardJules VerneJacques Cousteau
10 - What does EPROM stand for (in relation to computers)?
Erasable Programmable Real On-core MemoryErasable Programmable Read Only MemoryEasily Programmable Real On-core MemoryEasily Programmable Read Once Memory
Erasable Programmable Real On-core Memory
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Easily Programmable Real On-core Memory
Easily Programmable Read Once Memory
11 - During WW2, the British created a machine called Colossus to break the German Fish cypher. Who was not involved in the project?
Albert SmallMax NewmanAlan TuringTommy Flowers
12 - What has been found to be special about the star BPM 37093 in Centaurus?
It is the densest White Dwarf yet discoveredIt has a core of solid diamondIt is currently the closest star to the Earth (apart from the Sun!)It has been shown to possess a planetary system
It is the densest White Dwarf yet discovered
It has a core of solid diamond
It is currently the closest star to the Earth (apart from the Sun!)
It has been shown to possess a planetary system
13 - What is the name of the largest known cellestial body belonging to the Solar system that lies beyond the orbit of Pluto?
14 - Who was the first to propose the uncertainty principle, which is vital to quantum mechanics?
15 - How many planets can be seen with normal 20/20 vision, unaided by telescopes, and unhindered by light polution?
16 - Of the following, who did NOT take part in the development of the first steam engines?
James WattThomas NewcomenThomas SaveryJames Hargreaves
17 - For research in what field did Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield win the Nobel prize of Medicine in 2003?
Magnetic Resonance ImagingThe study of AIDSThe genetic causes of degenerative brain diseasesThe use of laser in open-heart surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The study of AIDS
The genetic causes of degenerative brain diseases
The use of laser in open-heart surgery
18 - Which of the following is not credited to the Chinese?
The invention of rocketsThe discovery of magnetic attractionThe discovery of electric attractionThe calculation of pi to the fifth decimal
The invention of rockets
The discovery of magnetic attraction
The discovery of electric attraction
The calculation of pi to the fifth decimal
19 - Which element was named after the country 'Cyprus'?
Copper ChlorineCerium Cobalt
20 - What is the quark combination in a proton?