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...

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

4 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

5 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

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

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

8 - Which Space mission was described by James Lovell and Neil Armstrong as 'The most significant in the history of US spaceflight'?

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?

11 - What is the quark combination in a proton?

12 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

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

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?

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

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?