Hard Science & Technology Quiz
1 - The Three Gorges Dam in China will be the world's biggest when complete. When did the construction start?
2 - 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
3 - Who sponsored the most widely adopted school computer in the UK in the early 1980's?
AcornAppleInternational Business MachinesBritish Broadcasting Corporation
International Business Machines
British Broadcasting Corporation
4 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?
5 - What are the craters on Venus named after?
Roman mythological figuresAstronomersThe home towns of astronomersFamous women
Roman mythological figures
The home towns of astronomers
6 - What does 'SAS' stand for (when related to computer hard disks)?
Serial Attached SCSIServer Attached SATASerial Attached SATASCSI Attached SATA
Serial Attached SCSI
Server Attached SATA
Serial Attached SATA
SCSI Attached SATA
7 - Which famous Astronomer had a gold prosthetic nose, having lost the real one in a duel?
William HerschelGalileo Nicolas CopernicusTycho Brahe
8 - Which Space mission was described by James Lovell and Neil Armstrong as 'The most significant in the history of US spaceflight'?
Apollo 13Apollo 8Apollo 14Gemini 4
9 - Which is not one of the six classical simple machines?
10 - 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
11 - What is the quark combination in a proton?
12 - 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
13 - What potential source of danger to space travellers was discovered by this Scientist?
Micrometeorites between the Moon and EarthA torus of energetic charged particles trapped by the Earth's magnetic fieldDeep dust fields in some lunar mariaThe solar wind
Micrometeorites between the Moon and Earth
A torus of energetic charged particles trapped by the Earth's magnetic field
Deep dust fields in some lunar maria
The solar wind
14 - What is the name of the largest known cellestial body belonging to the Solar system that lies beyond the orbit of Pluto?
15 - How many planets can be seen with normal 20/20 vision, unaided by telescopes, and unhindered by light polution?
16 - Which one has explored the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean?
Jean LucJacques PiccardJules VerneJacques Cousteau
17 - Who is the only person to hold a patent on a chemical element?
Glenn T. SeaborgMarie CurieEnrico FermiAlbert Ghiorso
Glenn T. Seaborg
18 - Of the following animals, which is the most closely related to humans from an evolutionary point of view?
19 - What is the process by which a eukaryotic cell divides into two new cells?
20 - 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)