Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - What model of rocket is shown below?

2 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

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

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

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

6 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?

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

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

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

10 - We say a planet is in ________ when that planet is furthest away from the sun.

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

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

13 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

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

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

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

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

18 - How was the NASA probe Climate Orbiter lost in 1999?

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

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