Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

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

3 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

4 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

5 - The Three Gorges Dam in China will be the world's biggest when complete. When did the construction start?

6 - The pH scale measures...

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

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

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

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

11 - What is the number phi equal to?

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

13 - Of the following animals, which is the most closely related to humans from an evolutionary point of view?

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

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

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

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

18 - The mammal pictured below has a number of nearly-unique characteristics for a mammal. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

19 - Which of the following is not a formula for energy?

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