Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

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

3 - What is a perfect number?

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

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

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

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

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

9 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

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

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

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

13 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

14 - Which ancient people is generally (and somewhat controversially) credited with the invention of the zero?

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

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

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

18 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

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

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