Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - What top speed does a TGV (French high speed train) reach in commercial service?

2 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

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

4 - Who is the only person to hold a patent on a chemical element?

5 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

6 - What potential source of danger to space travellers was discovered by this Scientist?

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

8 - What has been found to be special about the star BPM 37093 in Centaurus?

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

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

11 - What is a Lagrange point?

12 - Which one has explored the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean?

13 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

14 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

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

16 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

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

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

19 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?

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