Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

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

3 - How many planets can be seen with normal 20/20 vision, unaided by telescopes, and unhindered by light polution?

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

5 - What bridge shook itself to destruction leading to the new science of wind engineering?

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

7 - Sikhote-Alin is a well-known name to Space enthusiasts. But who or what was he/ she / it?

8 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

10 - Which extra solar planet is currently known as orbiting a brown dwarf?

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

12 - What is the greatest number of electrons that can fit into the first electron shell (also called an energy level)?

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

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

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

16 - Which element was named after the country 'Cyprus'?

17 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

18 - What is a perfect number?

19 - What is the process by which a eukaryotic cell divides into two new cells?

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