Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

2 - What bridge shook itself to destruction leading to the new science of wind engineering?

3 - Which of the following is not credited to the Chinese?

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

5 - What is the quark combination in a proton?

6 - What is a Lagrange point?

7 - What does EPROM stand for (in relation to computers)?

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

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

10 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

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

12 - During WW2, the British created a machine called Colossus to break the German Fish cypher. Who was not involved in the project?

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

14 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

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

16 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

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

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

19 - How far away from is the Earth from the Sun (on average) ?

20 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?