Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - Of the following, who did NOT take part in the development of the first steam engines?

2 - What is the number phi equal to?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 - What is the greatest number of electrons that can fit into the first electron shell (also called an energy level)?

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

15 - What is the biggest asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter?

16 - The pH scale measures...

17 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

18 - What model of rocket is shown below?

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

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