Normal Science & Technology Quiz
1 - Which of the following companies has not developed an 'Office suite' of programs for the Windows OS?
2 - What is the A380?
The biggest civilian aircraft ever, built by AirbusThe code name for AMD's next-generation laptop chipsThe model of the rocket used by China to send its first astronaut in spaceA supersonic military transport aircraft being developed by Boing
The biggest civilian aircraft ever, built by Airbus
The code name for AMD's next-generation laptop chips
The model of the rocket used by China to send its first astronaut in space
A supersonic military transport aircraft being developed by Boing
3 - How was the length of a meter originally defined?
As 0.5 French Royal YardsAs the distance sound travels in 1/100th of a secondAs the length of a specially made rod of arbitrary lengthAs one ten-millioneth of the distance between the pole and the equator
As 0.5 French Royal Yards
As the distance sound travels in 1/100th of a second
As the length of a specially made rod of arbitrary length
As one ten-millioneth of the distance between the pole and the equator
4 - Which of these is heavier ?
A brown dwarfA white dwarfJupiterAll the solar planets put together, except for Jupiter
A brown dwarf
A white dwarf
All the solar planets put together, except for Jupiter
5 - Brass is an alloy of which two metals?
gold and coppergold and tincopper and tincopper and zinc
gold and copper
gold and tin
copper and tin
copper and zinc
6 - In the name of the disc type, what does CD stand for?
compressed disk formatcomputer diskcompressed datacompact disc
compressed disk format
7 - Which mathematician would you associate with the famous 'Last Theorem' in Number Theory ?
Leonard EulerPythagorasPierre de FermatEuclid
Pierre de Fermat
8 - To which country does the .ie domain suffix belong?
9 - What does the first Moore's law state?
The number of transistors that can be fitted per square inch doubles every 18 monthThe speed of microprocessors doubles every yearThe cost of a microprocessor is inversly proportional to the size of its marketThe energy needed by a processor is increased by half for every doubling of performance
The number of transistors that can be fitted per square inch doubles every 18 month
The speed of microprocessors doubles every year
The cost of a microprocessor is inversly proportional to the size of its market
The energy needed by a processor is increased by half for every doubling of performance
10 - What element has "H" for symbol?
11 - For what accomplishment did Einstein receive a Physic Nobel Prize?
The discovery of the Law of the Photoelectric EffectThe Theory of Special RelativityThe Theory of General RelativityThe discovery of radio-activity
The discovery of the Law of the Photoelectric Effect
The Theory of Special Relativity
The Theory of General Relativity
The discovery of radio-activity
12 - What is the name of Pluto's satellite?
CentaurCharonChronosPluto does not have a satelite
Pluto does not have a satelite
13 - Roughtly how long ago did the Sun form?
One hundred and twenty million years agoOne billion years agoFive billions years agoTwelve billions years ago
One hundred and twenty million years ago
One billion years ago
Five billions years ago
Twelve billions years ago
14 - What does the acronym ASCII stand for?
American Standard Coding for International InterchangeAutomated Standard Coding for Information InterchangeAmerican Standard Code for Information InterchangeAutomated Standard Code for International Interchange
American Standard Coding for International Interchange
Automated Standard Coding for Information Interchange
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Automated Standard Code for International Interchange
15 - How many dwarf planets are currently recognised by the International Astronomical Union in our solar system?
16 - What is a prion?
A neutrally-charged elementary particleA protein believed to be responsible for the Creutzfeld-Jakob diseaseA GPS-controlled Chinese anti-aircraft missileA radio-active element used in certain atomic calculators
A neutrally-charged elementary particle
A protein believed to be responsible for the Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
A GPS-controlled Chinese anti-aircraft missile
A radio-active element used in certain atomic calculators
17 - Who discovered Charon, the satellite of Pluto?
Percival LowellJames ChristyClyde TombaughJames van Allen
James van Allen
18 - What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
(di)Nitrogen(di)OxygenWater VaporCarbon Dioxide
19 - Chondrites, carbonaceous chondrites, ataxites and hexahedrites are all types of what?
asteroidplanetary coredust nebulaemeteorites
20 - What is approximatively the circumference of the Earth?
12000 km (7458 miles)26000 km (16159 miles)40000 km (24860 miles)63000 km (39154 miles)
12000 km (7458 miles)
26000 km (16159 miles)
40000 km (24860 miles)
63000 km (39154 miles)