Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - Who was the only US Astronaut to fly aboard Gemini, Apollo and the STS (Shuttle), including two maiden flights?

2 - What is a Lagrange point?

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

4 - Which of these is an example of an extremophile?

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

6 - Which is not one of the six classical simple machines?

7 - What is the number phi equal to?

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

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

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

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

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

13 - Who is credited with the wave theory of light?

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

15 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

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

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

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

20 - What model of rocket is shown below?