Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

2 - What model of rocket is shown below?

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

4 - Which ancient people is generally (and somewhat controversially) credited with the invention of the zero?

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

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

7 - Who was the first to propose the uncertainty principle, which is vital to quantum mechanics?

8 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

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

12 - Who discovered and capitalized alternating current?

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

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

15 - What top speed does a TGV (French high speed train) reach in commercial service?

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

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

18 - Which extra solar planet is currently known as orbiting a brown dwarf?

19 - What was the diametre of the biggest Kamtchatka crab found?

20 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?